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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.softening - the process of becoming softer; "refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit"; "he observed the softening of iron by heat"
maceration - softening due to soaking or steeping
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
Adj.1.softening - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
Translations

softening

[ˈsɒfnɪŋ] N [of ground, metal, leather] → reblandecimiento m (Fin) [of economy, market] → debilitamiento m
softening of the brainreblandecimiento m cerebral
there has been a softening of his attitude/positionha suavizado or moderado su actitud/posición

softening

n
(lit)Weichmachen nt; softening of the brain (Med) → Gehirnerweichung f
(fig, of person) → Erweichen nt; (of anger, resistance)Nachlassen nt; there has been a softening of his attitudeer ist nachgiebiger geworden

softening

n. reblandecimiento, ablandamiento; suavidad.

softening

adj (lotion, etc.) suavizante
References in periodicals archive ?
Ischemic cerebrovascular disease refers to a class of diseases characterized by the softening of brain tissues, caused by brain blood supply disorders, ischemia and hypoxia [1].
PVL--the softening of brain tissue near the ventricles that occurs because brain tissue in this area has died.