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relieve (oneself)

euphemism To urinate or (less commonly) defecate. Tom decided to get rid of the dog after it relieved itself on his $500 rug. We'll be pulling into a rest stop soon, if anyone needs to relieve themselves.
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relieve oneself

Euph. to urinate or defecate. He stopped by the side of the road to relieve himself. She needed badly to relieve herself, but there was no bathroom in sight.
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relieve oneself

Urinate or defecate, as in The puppy relieved itself in the middle of the floor. The use of relieve for these bodily functions dates from the mid-1800s.
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relieve (oneself)

To urinate or defecate.
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Double-effect thinking is ethically risky as well if it ever leads physicians to believe that they can engage in this type of action without the safeguards of informed consent because their intent is, after all, just to relieve the distress.
The law should ensure, through a second medical opinion if necessary, that assistance will only be available if and when a competent physician judges that there is no other way left to relieve the patient of his or her misery.
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The hospital wanted to do what it could to relieve some of the tension that comes when an organization shuffles job assignments, contracts some work out and eliminates other jobs altogether.
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Pfizer responded to the approval of Prilosec for OTC use today stating that the difference between Zantac 75 and Prilosec OTC is simple: Zantac 75 relieves heartburn fast.
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