relief area

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re·lief ar·e·a

in dentistry, the portion of the denture-bearing area over which the denture base is altered to reduce functional pressure.

relief area

Etymology: L, relevare, to lighten
the part of the tissue surface under a prosthesis on which pressure is reduced or eliminated.

re·lief a·re·a

(rĕ-lēf arē-ă)
In dentistry, portion of denture-bearing area over which denture base is altered to reduce functional pressure.
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Miami International Airport offers pet relief areas with grass and a fire hydrant and the San Francisco International Airport has a yoga room.
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In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico, Exelon has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief areas.
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And if you're flying with a pet in tow, you'll want to make note of the growing number of animal relief areas, like those at the Miami airport that feature patches of real grass and a bright yellow fire hydrant.