easing easing n. 1. a change for the better.

Syn: moderation, relief. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the act of reducing something unpleasant, such as pain.

Syn: alleviation, relief. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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