Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cushion

3 senses of cushion

Sense 1
shock absorber, shock, cushion -- (a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks")
       => damper, muffler -- (a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations)

Sense 2
cushion -- (the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle)
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")

Sense 3
cushion -- (a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.)
       => padding, cushioning -- (artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cushion

1 sense of cushion

Sense 1
cushion, buffer, soften -- (protect from impact; "cushion the blow")
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

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