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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A substance added to another to make it less hard.

Usage examples (36)
  • • Skip fabric softener, which is too thick for front loaders.
  • Some soft plastic products contain a "softener" called DINP, which can cause liver and kidney damage as well as cancer.
  • Phthalates are commonly used as a plastic softener.
  • Wife is betting they use a water softener with salt. for more
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