|1.||[ noun ] the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced|
"as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
|Related terms:||comfort relieve|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)|
|Synonyms:||relief easement easing|
"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
|Related terms:||decrease palliation spasmolysis liberalization detente relieve comfort|