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Definitions of respite:
  • noun:   a pause from doing something (as work)
  • noun:   a pause for relaxation
  • noun:   the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
  • noun:   an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  • noun:   a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
  • verb:   postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

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