1. shock absorber, shock, cushion, damper, muffler

usage: a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"

2. cushion, layer, bed

usage: the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

3. cushion, padding, cushioning

usage: a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.


1. cushion, buffer, soften, modify

usage: protect from impact; "cushion the blow"

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