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  Definition of reliever
  1. a pitcher who does not start the game
  2. a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: relief pitcher, fireman, allayer, comforter, stand-in, substitute, relief, backup, backup man, fill-in

 

Hyponyms: closer, finisher, locum tenens, locum, double, stunt man, stunt woman, surrogate, alternate, replacement

 

Derivational Morphology: take over, relieve, comfort, soothe, console, solace, still, allay, ease, substitute, sub, stand in, fill in, deputize, deputise, step in

 

Anagrams: reveille

 

 
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