|1.||a state of ease or well-being|
|2.||relief from affliction, grief, etc|
|3.||a person, thing, or event that brings solace or ease|
|5.||(usually plural) something that affords physical ease and relaxation|
|6.||to ease the pain of; soothe; cheer|
|7.||to bring physical ease to|
|[C13: from Old French confort, from Late Latin confortāre to strengthen very much, from Latin con- (intensive) + fortis strong]|
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