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Meaning & Definition of Reliever in English





1. Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

  • "The star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"
  • "We need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
  • stand-in,
  • substitute,
  • relief,
  • reliever,
  • backup,
  • backup man,
  • fill-in

2. A person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies

  • "A reliever of anxiety"
  • "An allayer of fears"
  • reliever,
  • allayer,
  • comforter

3. A pitcher who does not start the game

  • reliever,
  • relief pitcher,
  • fireman

Examples of using

Take the pain reliever only when you need it.
Do you have a pain reliever?
Do you have a pain reliever?