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Noun: comfort  kúm-fu(r)t
  1. A state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
    "he is a man who enjoys his comfort";
    - comfortableness
  2. A feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
  3. The act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
    "his presence was a comfort to her";
    - consolation, solace
  4. A freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    "he had all the material comforts of this world";
    - ease
  5. Satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing
    "his friendship was a comfort"; "a padded chair was one of the room's few comforts"
  6. Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    - quilt, comforter, puff
  7. Assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal
    "it gave comfort to the enemy"
Verb: comfort  kúm-fu(r)t
  1. Give moral or emotional strength to
    - soothe, console, solace
  2. Lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
    "comfort the pain in your legs";
    - ease

Derived forms: comforts, comforted, comforting

See also: comfortable, comfy, uncomfortable

Type of: affluence, aid, alleviate, assist, assistance, assuage, bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, condition, gratification, help, ministration, palliate, pleasance, pleasure, relief, relieve, richness, satisfaction, status, succor [US], succour [Brit, Cdn]

Antonym: uncomfortableness

Encyclopedia: Comfort, TX