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English noun: easing

1. easing (event) a change for the better


Synonymsmoderation, relief


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)breath of fresh air, disembarrassment

2. easing (act) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)


SamplesHe asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain.


Synonymsalleviation, easement, relief


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


Narrower (hyponym)decompressing, decompression, detente, liberalisation, liberalization, palliation, relaxation, spasmolysis









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