Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Serving or tending to relieve.
  • adjective (Arch.) a discharging arch. See under Discharge, v. t.
  • adjective (Naut.) A strong tackle from a wharf to a careened vessel, to prevent her from going over entirely, and to assist in righting her.

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  • verb Present participle of relieve.

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Examples

  • I staggered to the bathroom, understanding for the first time the term relieving oneself.

    Raziel

  • I staggered to the bathroom, understanding for the first time the term relieving oneself.

    Raziel

  • This man did himself and all other sportsmen a dis-service, at least the DNR did the right thing in relieving him of his duties.

    Hunter Safety (and Politics) Course

  • This man did himself and all other sportsmen a dis-service, at least the DNR did the right thing in relieving him of his duties.

    Hunter Safety (and Politics) Course

  • On the other hand, he possibly spent more money in relieving hard-luck cases than did the wildest of the new millionaires on insane debauchery.

    Chapter XI

  • The news of Dermody's death [1] is truly afflicting; and glad am I to find the literary worthies were not backward in relieving his distress, however his distress came.

    Letter 93

  • With McCain's age, the odds of McCain relieving his position prematurely and making you the next president is probably a whole lot higher than any of the current VP choices 'chances to win outright when they run alone.

    Huckabee says he'd like to be McCain's running mate

  • Radiation Therapy and surgery may also be helpful in relieving symptoms.

    Balkinization

  • Radiation Therapy and surgery may also be helpful in relieving symptoms.

    Balkinization

  • Radiation Therapy and surgery may also be helpful in relieving symptoms.

    Balkinization

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