soft and comfortable like a cushion.
having or provided with cushions.
used as a cushion.

1830–40; cushion + -y1 Unabridged
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cushion (ˈkʊʃən)
1.  a bag made of cloth, leather, plastic, etc, filled with feathers, air, or other yielding substance, used for sitting on, leaning against, etc
2.  something resembling a cushion in function or appearance, esp one to support or pad or to absorb shock
3.  the resilient felt-covered rim of a billiard table
4.  another name for pillow
5.  short for air cushion
6.  a capital, used in Byzantine, Romanesque, and Norman architecture, in the form of a bowl with a square top
7.  to place on or as on a cushion
8.  to provide with cushions
9.  to lessen or suppress the effects of
10.  to protect, esp against hardship or change
11.  a.  to check the motion of (a mechanism) gently, esp by the compression of trapped fluid in a cylinder
 b.  to provide with a means of absorbing shock
[from Latin culcita mattress]

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Example sentences
Main courses drift toward the comfort zone, with purées and soft polenta to swaddle homey ingredients in a cushiony layer.
The enzyme controls whether cartilage cells calcify into bone-perhaps from injury-withering the cushiony soft cartilage.
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