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ease

noun

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1 reduction of or freedom from pain
  • the sunburn medication brought me instant ease

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3 freedom from activity or labor
  • the dream of every lottery player is a life of fabulous luxury and everlasting ease

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ease

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of ease (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to free from obstruction or difficulty
  • measures intended to ease the flow of traffic during rush hour

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2 to make less taut
  • the rock climber eased the rope a little so that his fellow climber had room to maneuver

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3 to make more bearable or less severe
  • grandmother's firm belief that there are few ailments that chicken soup won't ease

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4 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent
  • the chairman of the Federal Reserve has promised to ease interest rates

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The first known use of ease was in the 13th century

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“Ease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ease. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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