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Medical Term:

relief

Pronunciation: re-lef'

Definition:

  1. Removal of pain or distress, physical or mental.
  2. In dentistry, reduction or elimination of pressure from a specific area under a denture base.

[see relieve]

See Also: relief area, relief chamber

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