Definition Of soften

verb

make or become less hard.

plant extracts to soften and moisturize the skin

make or become less severe.

some Democrats tried to soften the blow by substituting a smaller cut in the property tax rate

remove mineral salts from (water).

Observations have shown increased copper levels in water softened with ion exchange water softeners.

Example Of soften

  • a major injection of private cash could soften the blow for the taxpayer

  • After a few glasses of wine to soften him up, she began her pitch.

  • Apply the solution to the brick; allow it to soften paint; and remove with scraper and stiff bristle brush.

  • Before planting, soak seeds overnight in warm water to soften and speed germination.

  • But what you should try and find out about is what kind of agents have been added to harden or soften the tap water, as it affects the taste.


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