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Dictionary definition for: Ease

1. (n) freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease" "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"

2. (v) move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"

3. (n) a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease" "he had all the material comforts of this world"

4. (v) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"

5. (n) the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress) "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility" "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"

6. (v) make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

7. (n) freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"

8. (v) lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience" "still the fears"

9. (n) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) "took his repose by the swimming pool"

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