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soft·en

 (sô′fən, sŏf′ən)
v. soft·ened, soft·en·ing, soft·ens
v.tr.
1. To make soft or softer.
2. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
3. To make less harsh, strident, or critical: softened the last paragraph of the letter.
v.intr.
To become soft or softer.

soft′en·er n.

softener

(ˈsɒfənə)
n
1. (Chemistry) a substance added to another substance to increase its softness, pliability, or plasticity
2. (Chemistry) a substance, such as a zeolite, for softening water
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.softener - a substance added to another to make it less hardsoftener - a substance added to another to make it less hard
conditioner - a substance used in washing (clothing or hair) to make things softer
plasticiser, plasticizer - a substance added to plastics or other materials to make them more pliable
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
water softener - a substance (such as sodium chloride) that lessens the hardness of water by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions and so gives the water more efficient sudsing power
Translations

softener

[ˈsɒfnəʳ] N (= water softener) → descalcificador m, decalcificador m; (= fabric softener) → suavizante m

softener

[ˈsɒfər] n
(also water softener) → adoucisseur m
(also fabric softener) → adoucissant m, assouplissant msoft focus nflou m artistique, flou m
in soft focus → un peu flouté(e), légèrement flou(e)soft fruit n (British)baies fplsoft furnishings npl (British)tissus mpl d'ameublementsoft goods npl (US)tissus mplsoft-hearted [ˌsɒftˈhɑːrtɪd] adjau cœur tendre

softener

nWeichmacher m; (for water also) → Enthärtungsmittel nt; (= fabric softener)Weichspüler m, → Weichspülmittel nt

softener

[ˈsɒfnəʳ] nammorbidente m
References in classic literature ?
A ride of two hundred and odd miles in severe weather, is one of the best softeners of a hard bed that ingenuity can devise.
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ZENA: Soda crystals are a water softener so you use less detergent and softener.
OFFICIALS AT DROPPS, A BRAND OF AR-MORE, PA-BASED COT'N WASH, announce the launch of Dropps Fabric Softener Pacs.
Advertising emphasized the ability of Calgon water softener to improve the appearance of laundry.
Purex Complete Crystals Softener is said to be easier to use than traditional softeners because it is added directly to the laundry load at the beginning of every wash cycle.
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers.
Add one tablespoon of liquid fabric softener to one quarter of a litre of warm water.
SCIENTISTS are investigating if installing a home water softener can relieve children's eczema symptoms.