|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||to bring alleviation of (pain, distress, etc) to (someone)|
|2.||to bring aid or assistance to (someone in need, a disaster area, etc)|
|3.||to take over the duties or watch of (someone)|
|4.||to bring aid or a relieving force to (a besieged town, city, etc)|
|5.||to free (someone) from an obligation|
|6.||to make (something) less unpleasant, arduous, or monotonous|
|7.||to bring into relief or prominence, as by contrast|
|9.||relieve oneself to urinate or defecate|
|[C14: from Old French relever, from Latin relevāre to lift up, relieve, from |
relieve re·lieve (rĭ-lēv')
v. re·lieved, re·liev·ing, re·lieves
To cause a lessening or alleviation of something, such as pain, tension, or a symptom.
To free an individual from pain, anxiety, or distress.