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  ( reliefs    plural  )
1       n-uncount   If you feel a sense of relief, you feel happy because something unpleasant has not happened or is no longer happening.  
also a N  
I breathed a sigh of relief..., The news will come as a great relief to the French authorities...     
2       n-uncount   If something provides relieffrom pain or distress, it stops the pain or distress.  
oft N from n  
...a self-help programme which can give lasting relief from the torment of hay fever.     
3       n-uncount   Relief is money, food, or clothing that is provided for people who are very poor, or who have been affected by war or a natural disaster.  
oft N n, n N  
Relief agencies are stepping up efforts to provide food, shelter and agricultural equipment.     
4       n-count   A relief worker is someone who does your work when you go home, or who is employed to do it instead of you when you are sick.  
usu N n  
No relief drivers were available.     
    tax relief  

bas-relief     ( bas-reliefs    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Bas-relief is a technique of sculpture in which shapes are carved so that they stand out from the background.  
...a classic white bas-relief design.     
2       n-count   A bas-relief is a sculpture carved on a surface so that it stands out from the background.  
...columns decorated with bas-reliefs.     
tax relief     
Tax relief is a reduction in the amount of tax that a person or company has to pay, for example because of expenses associated with their business or property.      n-uncount interest tax relief.     
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