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Overview of noun respite

The noun respite has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) reprieve, respite

(a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort)

2. (2) respite, recess, break, time out

(a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate")

3. (1) suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement

(an interruption in the intensity or amount of something)

4. respite, rest, relief, rest period

(a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests")

5. reprieve, respite

(the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment)

Overview of verb respite

The verb respite has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. reprieve, respite

(postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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