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 for reliever
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reliever \Re*liev"er\ (-?r), n.
     One who, or that which, relieves.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get
           dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for
           dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer
           fill-ins" [syn: stand-in, substitute, relief,
           reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in]
      2: a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms
         and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"
         [syn: reliever, allayer, comforter]
      3: a pitcher who does not start the game [syn: reliever,
         relief pitcher, fireman]

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