- to free (a closed space, as a tank, boiler, etc.) of more than a desirable pressure or vacuum.
- to reduce (the pressure or vacuum in such a space) to a desirable level.
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The teacher has since been “relieved of teaching duties pending an investigation,” Bellavia said.Virginia chemistry teacher asked students to insert ‘neon . . . neck’ to describe how George Floyd died|Hannah Natanson|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Many business owners had been relieved in July when officials lifted many coronavirus restrictions on the city.New York’s block-by-block lockdowns are curbing covid-19. But residents aren’t pleased.|Ben Guarino|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Chris Czubakowski, the vice president of the American Postal Workers Union chapter of Milwaukee, said he was relieved by his area’s response to the surge of ballots in Wisconsin.For the Postal Service, a Frantic Election Day Turns to Finger-Pointing the Day After|by Maryam Jameel and Ryan McCarthy|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
Nonetheless, this might be a simpler, perhaps even nervous stress-relieving method.
Arguably 2020 has been challenging and dressing up as your favorite character this weekend may relieve you from some of the stress.Leomie Anderson Teams Up With ESSENCE For Halloween|Steven Psyllos|October 30, 2020|Essence.com
Instead of lessons about the dangerous, addictive, and deadly qualities of prescription opioids, he got lessons on relieving pain.
By relieving McElhone of the brash movie ending she is able to maintain her grasp on a flawed but still complex character.Return of the Bunny Boiler: Fatal Attraction’s World Stage Premiere|Nico Hines|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure revealing that you secretly like to paint might be relieving, but what next?Ashton Kutcher Is Investing in the Anonymous Confessional App Secret|Abby Haglage|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are few things more relieving than unloading the weight of a secret.
Noting he seemed unconvinced, the police had him sign a piece of paper relieving the authorities of any responsibility.
They were anxious to know what might be done towards draining and relieving Holland from its ruinous state.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Every step which she took toward relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The Scots, twenty years later, could raise no more for the almost equally important object of relieving Berwick.'King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
James Fitzmaurice was with them, chiefly in the vain hope of relieving Castlemaine, before which Perrott had again sat down.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
The fireplace opening is covered by a brick relieving arch, which is fortified by wrought-iron bar from to in.