Definition Of relief

noun

a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress.

much to her relief, she saw the door open

a person or group of people replacing others who have been on duty.

the relief nurse was late

assistance, especially in the form of food, clothing, or money, given to those in special need or difficulty.

raising money for famine relief

the state of being clearly visible or obvious due to being accentuated in some way.

the setting sun threw the snow-covered peaks into relief

Example Of relief

  • relief sculpture

  • relief team

  • relief work

  • relief workers

  • a feeling of relief came over her


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