Cushioning is something soft that protects an object when it hits something.

Walkers need cushioning under the ball of the foot.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • cushioning — n. soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort. Syn: padding. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cushioning — Package cushioning is used to help protect fragile items during shipment. It is common for a transport package to be dropped, kicked, and impacted: These events may produce potentially damaging shocks. Transportation vibration from conveyors,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cushioning — Cushion Cush ion (k[oo^]sh [u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cushioned} ( [u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cushioning}.] 1. To seat or place on, or as on a cushion. [1913 Webster] Many who are cushioned on thrones would have remained in obscurity.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cushioning — cush|ion|ing [ˈkuʃənıŋ] n [U] something soft that protects someone or something when they hit a surface ▪ A special pad in the heel offers good cushioning as you walk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cushioning — Synonyms and related words: abating, allaying, alleviating, assuaging, blunting, chastening, dampening, damping, deadening, diminishing, dulling, easing, laxation, lessening, mellowing, mitigating, mollification, mollifying, padding, reducing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cushioning — cush·ion || kʊʃn n. pillow, soft padded object v. upholster; reduce; protect; soften …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cushioning — cush·ion·ing …   English syllables

  • cushioning — noun artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑padding • Derivationally related forms: ↑cushion, ↑pad (for: ↑padding) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cushioning effect — A temporary gain in lift and decrease in drag during flight near the ground or water caused by the compression of air between the wings of the aircraft and the surface below. Also called ground effect. Cushioning effect (in ground effect) …   Aviation dictionary

  • dunnage — Cushioning material placed among cargo to prevent their motion …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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