Urinate or defecate, as in The puppy relieved itself in the middle of the floor. The use of relieve for these bodily functions dates from the mid-1800s.
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The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Seth kept the team together, but his constant need to relieve himself kept the team down,” says the announcer.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious|Marlow Stern|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Women have become more professional and independent, so a lot of them are looking at role revisal to relieve similar tensions.
Perhaps there is something too painful about throwing oneself too deep into what went wrong.
When one plays life that way, one in a way awakes creative vital energies in oneself that otherwise are not available.
We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida fell without the English commander making any apparent effort to relieve them.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The habit of refreshing oneself with a pipe on some elevated spot which commands a fine view, is common to both sexes.
To suddenly discover oneself proficient where failure had been feared increases self esteem and adds to the sum of happiness.