\sˈɒfənɪŋ], \sˈɒfənɪŋ], \s_ˈɒ_f_ə_n_ɪ_ŋ]\
Definitions of SOFTENING
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
the process of becoming softer; "refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit"; "he observed the softening of iron by heat"
By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Malacia, mollities, the act of becoming or state of being soft, a diminution of the normal consistence of a tissue.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
The act of making or becoming softer; the blending of colours with harmony; a decrease of the consistency of a tissue.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Making less hard or fierce.
Act of making less hard or cruel; in paint., the blending of colours into each other.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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