Reliever - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riˈliːvər|
Brit.  |riˈliːvə|  British pronunciation of the word reliever

noun

- someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult) (syn: backup, fill-in, relief, stand-in, substitute)
- a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies(syn: allayer, comforter)

a reliever of anxiety

- a pitcher who does not start the game (syn: fireman)

Examples

pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen

Exercise is a good stress reliever.

Did you look in the medicine cabinet for a pain reliever?

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