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  Definition of ease
  1. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
  2. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"
  3. freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"
  4. the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
  5. a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world"
  6. lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"
  7. make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
  8. lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
  9. move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
Similar Words: rest, repose, relaxation, easiness, simplicity, informality, relief, comfort, facilitate, alleviate, still, allay, relieve

 

See Also: move over, give way, give, ease up, yield

 

Hyponyms: bedrest, bed rest, lie-in, quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleeping, leisure, effortlessness, reprieve, respite, lap of luxury, abreact

 

Attributes: easy

 

Derivational Morphology: relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down, recumb, repose, recline, rest, still, allay, relieve, easing, easement, alleviation, relief, comfort, comfortableness, comforter, pacifier, baby's dummy, teething ring, quilt, puff, moderation, facilitation, facilitator, reliever, allayer, hush, stillness

 

Anagrams: asea

 

 
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