Definition of softener in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsôf(ə)nər/


A substance or device that softens something, especially a fabric softener.
Example sentences
  • It's not true that colouring causes loss of hair and leaves the hair dry - with use of correct shampoos and softeners, you can keep your hair healthy.
  • Modern household softeners have an automatic backwash or regeneration cycle to clean off the salt and allow it to resume its task.
  • Residues from fabric softeners, as well as the fragrances commonly used in them, can be irritating to susceptible people.

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Syllabification: soft·en·er

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