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- 1. relief, alleviation, assuagement, comfort
- usage: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
- 2. easing, easement, alleviation, relief, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
- usage: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
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