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Related to cushioning: cushioning effect
1. A pad or pillow with a soft filling, used for resting, reclining, or kneeling.
2. Something resilient used as a rest, support, or shock absorber.
3. A mat placed or attached beneath carpeting to provide softness and increase durability.
4. A padlike body part.
5. Games The rim bordering the playing surface of a billiard table.
6. A pillow used in lacemaking.
7. Something that mitigates or relieves an adverse effect: extra funds serving as a cushion against future inflation.
tr.v. cush·ioned, cush·ion·ing, cush·ions
1. To provide with a cushion: cushion a bench.
2. To place or seat on a cushion.
3. To cover or hide (something) with or as if with a cushion.
4. To protect from impacts or other disturbing effects: an automobile suspension that cushions the ride.
5. To mitigate the effects of; absorb the shock of: cushion a blow.
[Middle English cushin, from Old French coussin, from Vulgar Latin *coxīnum, from Latin coxa, hip.]
energy-absorbent material used as padding
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|Noun||1.||cushioning - artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort|
cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
falsie - padding that is worn inside a brassiere
pad - a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
stuffing - padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture
kapok, silk cotton, vegetable silk - a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
straw - plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder