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Noun: comforter  kúm-fu(r)-tu(r)
  1. Commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    - sympathizer, sympathiser [Brit]
     
  2. A person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    "a comforter of anxiety";
    - reliever, allayer
     
  3. Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    - quilt, comfort, puff
     
  4. Device used for an infant to suck or bite on
    - pacifier [N. Amer], baby's dummy, teething ring, dummy [Brit], soother [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: comforters

Type of: bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, communicator, device, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Comforter