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respite

US [ˈrespɪt]
UK [ˈrespaɪt]
  • n.喘息;暂停;暂缓;短暂的延缓
  • v.缓期执行(死刑);使缓和一下;【军】停付(军人)薪饷;停付(薪金)
  • Web休息;缓刑;延期
Plural Form:respites  
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n.
1.
~ (from sth)
暂停;暂缓a short break or escape from sth difficult or unpleasant
The drug brought a brief respite from the pain.
药物暂时缓解了疼痛。
There was no respite from the suffocating heat.
闷热的天气根本没有缓解。
She continued to work without respite.
她连续工作,没有休息。
respite care(= temporary care arranged for old, mentally ill, etc. people so that the people who usually care for them can have a rest)
暂时托管(为老人或病人提供短期照料以使长期照顾者获得短暂休息)
2.
短暂的延缓;喘息a short delay allowed before sth difficult or unpleasant must be done
His creditors agreed to give him a temporary respite.
他的债权人同意给他一个喘息的机会。

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