- To urinate or defecate.
- to urinate or defecate
Origin of Relieve
From Old French relever, specifically from the conjugated forms such as (jeo) relieve (“I lift up"), and its source, Latin relevo (“to lift up, lighten, relieve, alleviate"), combined form of re- (“back") + levo (“to lift"). Compare levant, levity, etc.
Middle English releven from Old French relever from Latin relevāre re- re- levāre to raise legwh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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