Meaning of softener

soft•en•er

Pronunciation: (sô'fu-nur, sof'u-), [key]
— n.
    1. any admixture to a substance for promoting or increasing its softness, smoothness, or plasticity.
    2. Seewater softener.
  1. a person or thing that softens.
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