|1.||[ noun ] a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies|
"a reliever of anxiety" "an allayer of fears"
|Related terms:||person comfort|
|2.||[ noun ] someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)|
|Synonyms:||relief fill-in backup backup_man substitute stand-in|
"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes" "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
|Related terms:||peer surrogate locum_tenens double substitute|
|3.||[ noun ] (baseball,sport,softball,games) a pitcher who does not start the game|
|Related terms:||pitcher closer take_over|