RELIEF

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Feeling of gladness that an unpleasant or painful thing has not occurred or has ceased. Mitigation of distress or pain.

RELIEF: "The patient felt relief when the dentist ceased drilling into her rotten tooth."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RELIEF," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/relief/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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