The state of being comfortable or free from stress.
Freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
- She enjoyed the ease of living in a house where the servants did all the work.
Freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship.
- ''His mind was at ease when he received his pension.
- He passed all the exams with ease .
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Dexterity or facility.
Affluence and freedom from financial problems.
- He played the organ with ease .
Relaxation, rest and leisure.
- After winning the jackpot, she lived a life of luxurious ease .
(clothing) Additional space to allow movement within a garment.
- We took our ease on the patio.
- to add ease to a waist measurement
* (state of being comfortable or free from stress) comfort, peace
* peace of mind
* (dexterity or facility) dexterity, facility, skill
* free time, leisure, relaxation, rest
* chapel of ease
* at ease
* ease of use
To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
- He eased his conscience by confessing.
To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain).
- Elyse Saugstad, a professional skier, wore a backpack equipped with an air bag, a relatively new and expensive part of the arsenal that backcountry users increasingly carry to ease their minds and increase survival odds in case of an avalanche.
To give respite to (someone).
- ''He loosened his shoe to ease the pain.
To loosen or slacken the tension on (something).
- The provision of extra staff eased their workload.
To reduce the difficulty of (something).
- We eased the rope, then lowered the sail.
To move (something) slowly and carefully.
- We had to ease the entry requirements.
To lessen in severity.
- He eased the cork from the bottle.
To proceed with little effort.
- The pain eased overnight.
- The car eased onto the motorway.
* assuage, salve
* alleviate, assuage, lessen, reduce
* give someone a break (informal), lay off (informal)
* loosen, relax, slacken
* (lessen in severity) lessen, reduce
* (proceed with little effort) cruise
To use a laser beam on, as for cutting.
- The surgeon lased the elongated soft palate, cutting off the excess tissue and stopping the blood flow in one swipe.
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- The physical chemist lased the atoms as they passed between the electrodes to study their motion.
To operate as a laser, to release coherent light due to stimulation.
- When a laser zaps an electron orbiting a proton, the electron undergoes what is called the Lamb shift, absorbing energy and jumping to a higher energy level. But instead of lasing electrons, Knowles examined protons with particles called muons, which he calls "the electon's fat cousin."