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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ease  \Ease\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eased};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Easing}.]  [OE.  esen,  eisen,  OF  aisier.  See  {Ease},  n.] 
  1.  To  free  from  anything  that  pains,  disquiets,  or  oppresses; 
  to  relieve  from  toil  or  care  to  give  rest,  repose,  or 
  tranquility  to  --  often  with  of  as  to  ease  of  pain; 
  ease  the  body  or  mind. 
 
  Eased  [from]  the  putting  off  These  troublesome 
  disguises  which  we  wear.  --Milton. 
 
  Sing,  and  I  'll  ease  thy  shoulders  of  thy  load. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  render  less  painful  or  oppressive;  to  mitigate;  to 
  alleviate. 
 
  My  couch  shall  ease  my  complaint.  --Job  vii.  13. 
 
  3.  To  release  from  pressure  or  restraint;  to  move  gently;  to 
  lift  slightly;  to  shift  a  little;  as  to  ease  a  bar  or  nut 
  in  machinery. 
 
  4.  To  entertain;  to  furnish  with  accommodations.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  ease  off},  {To  ease  away}  (Naut.),  to  slacken  a  rope 
  gradually. 
 
  {To  ease  a  ship}  (Naut.),  to  put  the  helm  hard,  or  regulate 
  the  sail,  to  prevent  pitching  when  closehauled. 
 
  {To  ease  the  helm}  (Naut.),  to  put  the  helm  more  nearly 
  amidships,  to  lessen  the  effect  on  the  ship,  or  the  strain 
  on  the  wheel  rope.  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  Syn:  To  relieve;  disburden;  quiet;  calm;  tranquilize; 
  assuage;  alleviate;  allay;  mitigate;  appease;  pacify. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eased 
  adj  :  (of  pain  or  sorrow)  made  easier  to  bear  [syn:  {alleviated}, 
  {relieved}] 




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