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1. One that comforts: the nurse as comforter of the sick.
2. Comforter Christianity The Holy Spirit.
3. A quilted bedcover.
4. A narrow, long, typically woolen neck scarf.
1. a person or thing that comforts
2. (Clothing & Fashion) chiefly Brit a woollen scarf
3. a baby's dummy
4. (Textiles) US a quilted bed covering
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity an epithet of the Holy Spirit
[C14: translation of Latin consolātor, representing Greek paraklētos; see Paraclete]
com•fort•er(ˈkʌm fər tər)
1. one that comforts.
2. a thick quilted bedcover.
3. a long woolen scarf, usu. knitted.
[1300–50; < Anglo-French, Old French]
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|Noun||1.||comforter - commiserates with someone who has had misfortune|
communicator - a person who communicates with others
Job's comforter - someone whose comfort is actually discouraging
|2.||comforter - a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; "a reliever of anxiety"; "an allayer of fears"|
|3.||comforter - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together|
|4.||comforter - device used for an infant to suck or bite on|
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"