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cush·ion

cushion

 
 
pronunciation:
kU shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pillow or pad that one sits on or leans on for comfort. Some cushions are used for decoration.
A second cushion made the hard chair more comfortable.
 
synonyms:
bolster, pad, pillow
similar words:
hassock, mat, rest
definition 2: something that softens a blow or protects against damage.
When a car hits something, its bumper acts as a cushion.
similar words:
fender, pad
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cushions, cushioning, cushioned
definition 1: to make less hard or damaging; soften.
My heavy jacket cushioned my fall.
synonyms:
break
similar words:
pad, soften
definition 2: to place on, supply with, or hold up with a cushion.
She cushioned the baby's head as he slept in the stroller.
similar words:
bolster
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