1. [ noun ] the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
Synonyms: relief assuagement

"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
Similar spelling:   alluviation