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Definition 1: the process of becoming softer - [noun denoting process]

Samples where softening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit
  • he observed the softening of iron by heat

(softening is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

(... is a kind of softening ) softening due to soaking or steeping

Definition 2: having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for softening in the sense of this definition

(softening is similar to ...) yielding readily to pressure or weight

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