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comforting

[ kuhm-fer-ting ]
/ ˈkʌm fər tɪŋ /
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adjective

affording comfort or solace.

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Origin of comforting

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at comfort, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM comforting

com·fort·ing·ly, adverbun·com·fort·ing, adjective
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