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comforter (n.)

mid-14c., "one who consoles or supports in distress, anger, etc." (originally in religious use, with capital C-, "the Holy Ghost"), from Anglo-French confortour (Old French conforteor) "helper, adviser, supporter," from Vulgar Latin *confortatorem, agent noun from Late Latin confortare "to strengthen much" (see comfort (v.)). As a kind of knitted, crocheted scarf fit for tying around the neck in cold weather, from 1817; as a kind of quilted coverlet, from 1832.

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Definitions of comforter

comforter (n.)
a person who commiserates with someone who has had misfortune;
Synonyms: sympathizer / sympathiser
comforter (n.)
a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies;
Synonyms: reliever / allayer
comforter (n.)
device used for an infant to suck or bite on;
Synonyms: pacifier / baby's dummy / teething ring
comforter (n.)
bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together;
Synonyms: quilt / comfort / puff
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