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Noun: padding  pa-ding
  1. Artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
    "fragile items require separation and padding";
    - cushioning
Verb: pad (padded,padding)  pad
  1. Line or stuff with soft material
    "pad a bra";
    - fill out
  2. Add padding to
    "pad the seat of the chair";
    - bolster
  3. Make appear better or greater (in power, wealth, quality, etc.) than reality
    - embroider, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise [Brit], blow up, dramatize, dramatise [Brit]
  4. Walk quietly, esp. barefoot or with soft footwear
  5. Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    "Mules padded in a circle around a grindstone";
    - slog, footslog, plod, trudge, tramp, tromp [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: paddings

Type of: amplify, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], exaggerate, fill, fill up, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate, stuff, walk

Encyclopedia: Padding

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