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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cushion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. furnished with a cushion or other device to reduce hardness.
  • adj. having the severity reduced; having the unpleasant effects mitigated.
  • adj. protected against shock by adding soft padding or other device to reduce deceleration in a collision.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. softened by the addition of cushions or padding

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Examples

  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference Monday that the city is partly cushioned from the expected blows from Wall Street thanks to growth in industries such as media, fashion, tourism and bioscience.

    restaurants stores autos fashion entertainment

  • Her concerns about Pardo's killings were "cushioned" by his explanations: He said he killed only dope dealers and that he snapped after a child died in his arms of an overdose.

    Manual Pardo

  • I feel fortunate to be able to say that I am not in either one of those situations but rather in some kind of cushioned middle zone where by luck I find myself happy and healthy and feeling love and loved.

    Hope is more than an Abstract Noun

  • Inside the curtained pergola was a round table, encircled by a kind of cushioned pew.

    The High Crusade

  • Brown said prices are being "cushioned" by demand from cash-rich buyers and a "slight" reduction in the supply of properties for sale.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Except, of course, for the top eschelons of the cs, who are too important to loose if we cut their wages too severly; among many other "cushioned" sections of the population.

    Notes On The Front

  • But there are signs that last year's $10.4 billion stimulus package "cushioned" the economy and spilled over into consumer spending in January.

    northernstar.com.au: The Northern Star

  • All seal points have o-rings and the main camera body is 'cushioned' within the case by internal rubber shock absorbers.

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • A company employee said the toilets had "kind of cushioned things".

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • But there are signs that last year's $10.4 billion stimulus package '' cushioned '' the economy and spilled over into consumer spending in January.

    The Canberra Times

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