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uk /ˈkʌm.fət/ us /ˈkʌm.fɚt/

comfort noun (NO PAIN)

B1 [ U ] a pleasant feeling of being relaxed and free from pain:

She evidently dresses for comfort.
It's a little too hot for comfort.
Now you can watch the latest films in the comfort of your own room.

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comfort noun (FOR SADNESS)

C2 [ C or U ] the state of feeling better after feeling sad or worried, or something that makes you feel better in this way:

The letters that people wrote after his death gave me a lot of comfort.
It's some comfort to his wife (= it makes her feel less sad) to know that he died instantly and didn't suffer.
I've got to take an exam too, if it's any comfort (= if it makes you feel better to know that we share the same problem or bad luck).
I know she goes out a lot at night, but I draw/take comfort from the fact that she's always with friends.
He's a great comfort to his mother.

comfortverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkʌm.fət/ us /ˈkʌm.fɚt/

(Definition of “comfort” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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comfortnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkʌm·fərt/

the pleasant and satisfying feeling of being physically or mentally free from pain and suffering, or something that provides this feeling:

[ C ] He’s a great comfort to his mother.
[ U ] I have to take an exam, too, if it’s any comfort to you.
verb [ T ] us /ˈkʌm·fərt/

I tried to comfort him, but it was no use.

(Definition of “comfort” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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