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Meaning & Definition of Cushion in English

English

Cushion

/kʊʃən/

noun

1. A mechanical damper

  • Absorbs energy of sudden impulses
  • "The old car needed a new set of shocks"
    synonym:
  • shock absorber
  • ,
  • shock
  • ,
  • cushion

2. The layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

    synonym:
  • cushion

3. A soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.

    synonym:
  • cushion

verb

1. Protect from impact

  • "Cushion the blow"
    synonym:
  • cushion
  • ,
  • buffer
  • ,
  • soften