verb (used with object), re·lieved, re·liev·ing.
- 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.
verb (used without object), re·lieved, re·liev·ing.
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Examples from the Web for unrelieved
The sun shone brightly on the snow, which was unrelieved by a single dark object.The Young Treasure Hunter|Frank V. Webster
They journeyed home in a constant turmoil of unrelieved wretchedness; they were not, they had never been, royal Plantagenots.Blood Royal|Grant Allen
Civic dissolution or civic perpetuity—this was the immediate, the unrelieved, the ominous alternative.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;|Clark S. Beardslee
Our camp was in among the sand hills, which are unrelieved by scrub and of an almost incredible yellowness.
Moreover, some of his most marked literary defects were seen here exaggerated and unrelieved.James Fenimore Cooper|Thomas R. Lounsbury