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conditioner

Syllabification: con·di·tion·er
Pronunciation: /kənˈdiSH(ə)nər
 
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Definition of conditioner in English:

noun

1A substance or appliance used to improve or maintain something’s condition: add a water conditioner to neutralize chlorine
More example sentences
  • Use bonfire ash as a conditioner for heavy soil; it adds potash to help fruit and flowers.
  • When you combine the corn syrup with a water conditioner or surfactant system, you get synergies that help in the movement and performance of the product.
  • We get bromine from pesticides, dough conditioners, and from disinfectants for water in hot tubs and commercial spas.
1.1A liquid applied to the hair after shampooing to improve its condition: conditioner will protect your hair from damage
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  • Combine 8-ounce shampoos and conditioners, mousse and hairspray.
  • Instead, use shampoos, conditioners and hairsprays specially formulated for synthetic wigs.
  • Use shampoos and conditioners formulated for color-treated hair to prevent fading.

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