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Relieve

To assist any overloaded member by any construction device, such as a discharging arch placed above an opening.
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relieve

To lighten a color in order to reduce its intensity.
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But if neither time nor place be known, then the left wing will be impotent to succor the right, the right equally impotent to succor the left, the van unable to relieve the rear, or the rear to support the van.
If you knew my present feelings, you would even try to relieve them at the expense of your own.'
'I will go - in a minute, if that can relieve you - and NEVER return!' said I, with bitter emphasis.
You know that there is nothing I will not do to relieve your anxieties."
Kuwaiti society relieves Syrian refugees in Jordan AMMAN, June 10 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Humanitarian Relief Society has concluded a large-scale campaign to support Syrian refugees in Jordan as part of a year-round philanthropic program.
If a nurse or midwife relieves a higher-grade, full-time employee whose roster is five days on duty, two days off, the higher payment is due after completing five days.
Chocolate (in moderation) relieves stress by stimulating the production of endorphins in the brain.
In particular, it substantially relieves the skin symptoms and itching.
Ginger This spice relieves nausea, morning sickness, travel sickness, dizziness and wind, thanks to its soothing effect on the digestive tract.
23 New England Journal of Medicine that a drug called itopride relieves symptoms of functional dyspepsia significantly better than a placebo does.