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English noun: cushion

1. cushion (artifact) a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses


SamplesThe old car needed a new set of shocks.


Synonymsshock, shock absorber


Broader (hypernym)damper, muffler


Narrower (hyponym)air cushion, air spring


Part meronymsuspension, suspension system

2. cushion (artifact) the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle


Broader (hypernym)bed, layer

3. cushion (artifact) a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.


Broader (hypernym)cushioning, padding


Narrower (hyponym)air cushion, gaddi, hassock, head restraint, headrest, inflatable cushion, pillow, pincushion, seat cushion, throw pillow


English verb: cushion

1. cushion (contact) protect from impact


SamplesCushion the blow.


Synonymsbuffer, soften


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)modify









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