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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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|Noun||1.||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
|Adj.||1.||softening - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin|
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
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softening[ˈsɒfnɪŋ] N [of ground, metal, leather] → reblandecimiento m (Fin) [of economy, market] → debilitamiento m
softening of the brain → reblandecimiento m cerebral
there has been a softening of his attitude/position → ha suavizado or moderado su actitud/posición
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n. reblandecimiento, ablandamiento; suavidad.
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softeningadj (lotion, etc.) suavizante
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