Definition of Softener

1. Noun. A substance added to another to make it less hard.

Specialized synonyms: Conditioner, Plasticiser, Plasticizer, Water Softener
Generic synonyms: Chemical, Chemical Substance
Derivative terms: Soften



Definition of Softener

1. n. One who, or that which, softens.

Definition of Softener

1. Noun. Agent noun of soften; one who softens. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) A substance added to make something softer. ¹

3. Noun. Fabric softener. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Softener

1. one that softens [n -S] - See also: softens

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Softener

softbounds
softbox
softboxes
softcopies
softcopy
softcover
softcovered
softcovers
softed
soften
soften up
softened
softened up
softener (current term)
softeners
softening
softening up
softeningly
softens
softens up
softer
softest
softgoods
softhanded
softhead
softheaded
softheadedly
softheadedness

Literary usage of Softener

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1. Water: Its Purification and Use in the Industriesby William Wallace Christie by William Wallace Christie (1912)
"Operating mechanism type "N" water softener 28-29 Colored section of softener ... Weir for type "L" water softener 34 10. Chemical regulator and weir, ..."

2. Forest Life by Caroline Matilda Kirkland (1844)
"... but it is my deliberate conviction that next to Religion—heartfelt operative Religion — a true love of reading is the best softener of the asperities of ..."

3. Steam Boilers, Engines and Turbines by Sydney Ferris Walker (1908)
"Mixing portion of Doulton'8 Water softener. Y is the Chemical Tank; ... The Kennicott Water softener In the Kennicott water softener there is a cylindrical ..."

4. Steam Boilers, Engines and Turbines by Sydney Ferris Walker (1908)
"Mixing portion of Doulton's Water softener. ... The Kennicott Water softener In the Kennicott water softener there is a cylindrical steel tank, ..."

5. Classification of Property, Application of Principles by American commerce association (1915)
"... leather softener, NOIBN, moving from Fort Worth, Tex., to St. Paul, Minn.: Through rates are published by the Southwestern Lines and the tariff is ..."

6. Subject-matter Index of Mining, Mechanical and Metallurgical Literature for (1902)
"Desrumaux continuous water-softener, Anon., 813, viii. 552. Water-softening plant of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton railway, Anon., 761, xxiii. 158. ..."

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