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English definition of “ease”

ease

verb [I or T] (MAKE LESS)    /iːz/
to make or become less severe, difficult, unpleasant, painful, etc.: To ease the problem of overcrowding, new prisons will be built. These pills should ease the pain. After the arrival of the United Nations soldiers, tension in the area began to ease.Making things betterBecoming betterBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of ease verb (MAKE LESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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