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noun (n)

  • a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort (noun.state)
    Synonym: reprieve
    source: wordnet30
  • a pause from doing something (as work) (noun.act)
    Synonym: break, recess, time out
    source: wordnet30
  • an interruption in the intensity or amount of something (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • a pause for relaxation (noun.time)
    Synonym: relief, rest, rest period
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • To give or grant a respite to. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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