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v. soft·ened, soft·en·ing, soft·ens
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.
To become soft or softer.
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|Adj.||1.||softened - toned down|
modulated - changed or adjusted in pitch, tone, or volume
|2.||softened - being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets"|
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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