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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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A BIRMINGHAM mum fears she will be scarred for life by chemical burns she says were caused by Poundworld fabric softener.
In another Internet survey of 1,778 adults who use fabric softeners or scent boosters, Mintel and Lightspeed GMI found that 51 percent of in-wash scent booster users, 39 percent of liquid fabric softener users and 30 percent of dryer sheet users like to try new fragrances in their laundry products.
Established 35 years, seller retiring, Water Softener Sales and Service.
Before we jump into rebuilding your existing water softener, you should ask yourself whether it's worth putting money into an older unit.
San Antonio's water is notoriously hard, so one of the company's areas of expertise is water softener installation, repair, and maintenance services.
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Advertising emphasized the ability of Calgon water softener to improve the appearance of laundry.