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Reliever   /rilˈivər/   Listen
Reliever

noun
1.
Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).  Synonyms: backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, stand-in, substitute.  "We need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
2.
A person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies.  Synonyms: allayer, comforter.  "An allayer of fears"
3.
A pitcher who does not start the game.  Synonyms: fireman, relief pitcher.






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