(British also fabric conditioner)
A liquid used when washing clothes and other laundry to soften the fabric and reduce static: the quilt was still lightly scented with the fabric softener she uses [count noun]: always use a fabric conditioner after washing
More example sentences
- About half of all advertisements show pictures of children - wiping their bottoms with the gentlest lavatory paper, wrapped in towels made soft by fabric conditioner, running in a field made free by some insurance scheme.
- He reckons fabric conditioner is environmentally-unfriendly, so the towels are so stiff you can snap them in half like a Salada biscuit.
- The chemicals are legally permitted and used in a wide variety of products such as washing-up liquid and fabric conditioners.
Definition of fabric softener in:
- The US English dictionary