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- n. The range of temperature, humidity and ventilation that a building's occupants feel to be comfortable
- n. The range of circumstances in which a person feels relaxed or able to cope
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- n. the temperature range (between 28 and 30 degrees Centigrade) at which the naked human body is able to maintain a heat balance without shivering or sweating
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Here, traditions had provided the hacks with a comfort zone where they could all be good old boys together, and to hell with troublesome dykes, poofs, women, jungle bunnies, and cripples.
She had edged out of her comfort zone and was with a cluster of people helping themselves to canapés from one of the second-tier tables, close enough for him to see that he might have been wrong about her legs being her best asset.
Even the phrase comfort zone has a nice lulling quality, doesn’t it?