Translation of soften in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 3 [Chemistry/Química] [water] ablandar, descalcificar*Example sentences
- Observations have shown increased copper levels in water softened with ion exchange water softeners.
- The higher the concentration of these minerals, the more sodium needed to soften the water.
- The vinegar in this formula will help to remove stains, odors and soften the water.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 1.1 (become less hard) [dough/clay/butter] ablandarse; [leather] ablandarse; [skin] suavizarse* 1.2 (become less harsh) [light/color] suavizarse*Example sentences
- When the oil is hot, add the carrot and onion and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
- These are products which can prevent drying of the skin, thereby moisturizing and softening the skin.
- It offers a rich, creamy lather that will invigorate, moisturize and soften your hair.
- 2 2.1 (become gentler) [person/heart] ablandarse; [voice] suavizarse*, dulcificarse* 2.2 (become quieter) bajar ([ de volumen ])Example sentences2.3 (become more moderate) volverse* menos intransigente
- Something sharp and dangerous transformed his face, his expression going from that of a parent trying to soften a blow to a dark anger.
- The combination lets people have it both ways: The foam keeps the cushion upright and helps it hold its shape, while the down makes a comfortable seat and softens the severe line of the foam.
- Better to wait until bubbles burst and manage the consequences, softening the economic blow by loosening monetary policy very quickly.
soften up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (make soft) ablandar 1.2 [town/fortress] debilitar 1.3 [person] ablandar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (become soft) ablandarse 2.2 (relent) [person] ablandarse, suavizarse*to soften up
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