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Noun: cushion  kû-shun
  1. A soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
     
  2. A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    "the old car needed a new set of cushions";
    - shock absorber, shock, damper
     
  3. The layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle
Verb: cushion  kû-shun
  1. Protect from impact
    "cushion the blow";
    - buffer, soften

Derived forms: cushions, cushioning, cushioned

Type of: bed, cushioning, damper, layer, modify, muffler, padding

Part of: suspension, suspension system

Encyclopedia: Cushion