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noun comfort pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌmfə(r)t/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a physically relaxed state, without any pain or other unpleasant feelings
    The airline is keen to improve passenger comfort.
    in comfort: There is plenty of room to lie down and sleep in comfort.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a feeling of being less sad or worried about something than you were previously
    My mother was always there to offer comfort.
    take comfort from something: I take comfort from the fact that his friends are there to help him.
    a source of comfort (to someone): She is a source of great comfort.
    be no/some/small etc comfort (to someone): I know it’s no comfort, but these things take time.
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    1. a.
      [countable] [usually singular] someone or something that makes you feel better when you are sad or worried
      It was a comfort to think that there was no rent to pay.
      comfort to: Her children have been a great comfort to her.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] used for making yourself feel better when you are sad or worried
      a comfort blanket
  3. 3
    [uncountable] a pleasant way of life in which you have everything you need
    Now he can live in comfort for the rest of his life.
  4. 4

    comforts

    [plural] things that make your life easier and more pleasant
    the comforts of domestic life
    home comforts: I miss my home comforts when I’m away.

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