Softener
Softener Sof"ten*er, n. One who, or that which, softens. [Written also, less properly, softner.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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  • Softener —   [ sɔftnə, englisch], Singular Softener der, s, Softenings [ sɔftnɪȖz, englisch], Textiltechnik: Weichmacher, die als Zusätze in der Schlichterei oder Appretur eingesetzt werden. Ihre chemische Grundlage sind modifizierte Öle oder Fette und/oder …   Universal-Lexikon

  • softener — [sôf′ənər, säf′ənər] n. something that softens; specif., a) a positively charged compound added to water in treating fabrics to make them softer and fluffier: in full fabric softener b) short for WATER SOFTENER …   English World dictionary

  • softener — soft|en|er [ˈsɔfənə US ˈso:fənər] n [U and C] a substance that you add to water to make clothes feel soft after washing ▪ fabric softener →↑water softener …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • softener — [[t]sɒ̱fənə(r), AM sɔ͟ːf [/t]] softeners 1) N COUNT A water softener is a device or substance which removes certain minerals, for example calcium, from water, so that it makes bubbles easily when you use soap to wash things. 2) N MASS A fabric… …   English dictionary

  • softener — noun (C) a substance that you add to water to make clothes feel soft after washing: a fabric softener see also: water softener …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • softener — UK [ˈsɒf(ə)nə(r)] / US [ˈsɔf(ə)nər] noun Word forms softener : singular softener plural softeners 1) [countable/uncountable] a substance that you add to water when washing clothes to make them feel softer when they are dry 2) [countable]… …   English dictionary

  • softener — /saw feuh neuhr, sof euh /, n. 1. Chem. a. any admixture to a substance for promoting or increasing its softness, smoothness, or plasticity. b. See water softener. 2. a person or thing that softens. [1600 10; SOFTEN + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • softener — noun Softener is used after these nouns: ↑fabric …   Collocations dictionary

  • Softener — Sof|te|ner der; s, <aus gleichbed. engl. softener>: 1. Maschine, die mithilfe von Fetten Fasern weich quetscht (Textilindustrie). 2. Weichmacher als Zusatz bei der Textilveredlung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • softener — minkštiklis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiaga minkštinanti tekstilės pluoštą, odą (kosmetinių mišinių komponentas). atitikmenys: angl. softener; softening agent rus. мягчитель …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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