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Noun: easing  ee-zing
  1. A change for the better
    - moderation, relief
  2. The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    - easement, alleviation, relief
Verb: ease  eez
  1. Move gently or carefully
    "He eased himself into the chair"
  2. Lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
    "ease the pain in your legs";
    - comfort
  3. Make easier
    "you could ease the process by sharing your knowledge";
    - facilitate, alleviate, grease [informal]
  4. Lessen the intensity of or calm
    "The news eased my conscience";
    - still, allay, relieve

Derived forms: easings

See also: ease up

Type of: aid, alleviate, alteration, assist, assuage, change, comfort, console, decrease, diminution, go, help, locomote, modification, move, palliate, reduction, relieve, solace, soothe, step-down, travel

Encyclopedia: Ease