comfort

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Noun[change]

Singular
comfort

Plural
comforts

  1. (uncountable) Comfort is a feeling in your body that there are no problems.
    Enjoying the comfort of his own bed, he soon fell asleep.
    This temperature may be too cold for comfort in a regularly used living room.
  2. (uncountable) If you give comfort, you help someone to feel better.
    Though it is a difficult time, you can at least take comfort in the fact that you are not alone.
    He thought that he should touch her and offer her comfort.
  3. (countable) A comfort is something that makes you feel good.
    The comforts of home are not available when you're camping.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
comfort

Third-person singular
comforts

Past tense
comforted

Past participle
comforted

Present participle
comforting

  1. (transitive) If you comfort a person or animal, you help them to feel better.
    Jane tried to comfort Flora by telling her about her own problems at school.
    The night was dark, but the child was comforted by the sound of the TV in the other room.

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