Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » E » Earthtongue ... Eastern Cricket Frog


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does easing mean? 

EASING (noun)
  The noun EASING has 2 senses:

1. a change for the better
2. the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

  Familiarity information: EASING used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EASING (noun)

Sense 1easing [BACK TO TOP]


A change for the better

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


easing; moderation; relief

Hypernyms ("easing" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "easing"):

disembarrassment (something that extricates you from embarrassment)

breath of fresh air (a welcome relief)

Sense 2easing [BACK TO TOP]


The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


alleviation; easement; easing; relief

Context example:

he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

Hypernyms ("easing" is a kind of...):

decrease; diminution; reduction; step-down (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "easing"):

spasmolysis (the relaxation or relief of muscle spasms)

detente (the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations))

palliation (easing the severity of a pain or a disease without removing the cause)

liberalisation; liberalization; relaxation (the act of making less strict)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly." (English proverb)

"Where there are bees, there is honey." (Albanian proverb)

"People are enemies of that which they don't know." (Arabic proverb)

"Every guest is welcome for three days." (Croatian proverb)

 EASING: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0376 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: