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Respite

Definition

[n] a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
[n] the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
[n] an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
[n] a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
[n] a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
[v] grant a respite to
[v] postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution


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