Meaning of CUSHION in English
n. 25B6; noun a cushion against inflation : PROTECTION, buffer, shield, defence, bulwark.
she cushioned her head on her arms : SUPPORT, cradle, prop (up), rest.
to cushion the blow, wages and pensions were increased : SOFTEN, lessen, diminish, decrease, mitigate, temper, allay, alleviate, take the edge off, dull, deaden.
residents are cushioned from the outside world : PROTECT, shield, shelter, cocoon.
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