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cushion

 
Noun cushion has 2 senses
  1. shock absorber, shock, cushion - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
    --1 is a kind of damper, muffler
    --1 is a part of suspension, suspension system
    --1 has particulars: air cushion, air spring
    Derived form: verb cushion1
  2. cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
    --2 is a kind of
    padding, cushioning
    --2 has particulars:
     air cushion, inflatable cushion; gaddi; hassock; headrest, head restraint; pillow; pincushion; seat cushion; throw pillow
Verb cushion has 1 sense
  1. cushion, buffer, soften - protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
    --1 is one way to modify
    Derived forms: noun cushion1, noun cushioning1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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