relieving

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Etymology[edit]

From relieve +‎ -ing.

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Verb[edit]

relieving

  1. Present participle of relieve.

Adjective[edit]

relieving (comparative more relieving, superlative most relieving)

  1. That brings relief. [from 16th c.]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 24:
      Like a weary insomniac, France too greeted the relieving dawn chiefly longing for one thing only – repose.

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