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soft water

n.
Water containing little or no dissolved salts of calcium or magnesium, especially water containing less than about 85 parts per million of calcium carbonate.

Soft Water

Either pure water or water containing salts that do not react with soap to form insoluble soap scum. Before the use of water-softening chemicals, the primary source of soft water was from rain, and rainwater was often caught and saved in washtubs or barrels.
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Noun1.soft water - water that is not hard (does not contain mineral salts that interfere with the formation of lather with soap)
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
hard water - water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap
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At every half-mile a groaning water-wheel lifted the soft water from the river to the crops by way of a mud-built aqueduct.
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There are varying degrees of hard and soft water too, and both have their pros and cons.
Soft water can irritate some skins too, "leading to dryness and redness due to impurities in the water", added Phillips.
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My daughter and I love it because we both have coloured hair, and the soft water actually makes the colour last longer and definitely has a conditioning effect on the hair.
If you live in a hard water area insoluble salt remains on your hair and will leave it harder to untangle, while soft water lathers better but is more difficult to rinse out.
USDA-ARS microbiologists and chemists conducted studies comparing the ability of very hard, moderately hard, and soft water to rinse away Campylobacter, Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas from the skin of broiler chicken carcasses.
Scotland benefits from softer water compared with the rest of the UK and, as a result, requires less washing powder to do the same great job – as hard water lathers less than soft water.
The borehole water samples closer to the Bainbridge city environ have soft water while those in other parts of Decatur County have medium hard water hardness classification.