con·​di·​tion·​er | \ kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce conditioner (audio) \

Definition of conditioner

: something that conditions specifically : a preparation used to improve the condition of hair

Examples of conditioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amber Denna was trapped in her car, cranking up the air conditioner as the flames leaped higher on either side of the road, when a nearby shop exploded, spitting fierce red embers onto the roof of Paradise Drug. Erin Allday,, "Paradise Drug was an old-time pharmacy. It held on after the Camp Fire. Until now," 8 Nov. 2019 These special lip conditioners are a must-have for keeping lips soft and supple this season. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "7 Lip Scrubs That Will Soothe Chapped Lips," 29 Oct. 2019 No trainer wants to be known for sending out a horse with any issues, and with the microscope on the horse today following the void, the conditioner has to be sure the horse is perfect, and with good health, the door is open for a good effort. Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Jerry Hollendorfer out of Breeders’ Cup," 19 Oct. 2019 Sense is built on the idea that every household device has a different signature — the spike when a refrigerator starts cooling, for instance, is different from the air conditioner turning on., "Here’s a new way to keep tabs on power usage in your home - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 Wipe off the conditioner on a rag or paper towel after each pass. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Head Lice," 16 Sep. 2019 European air conditioners are already among the world's most efficient. Author: Rick Noack, Anchorage Daily News, "Europe’s record heat wave is changing minds about the value of air conditioning," 28 June 2019 In fact, not noticing is what the electromechanical sound conditioner is all about. Mack Hagood, The Atlantic, "How a Bad Night’s Sleep Birthed the Sound Conditioner," 23 June 2019 But conditioners today are light-years ahead of older formulas. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "Hair Rules for Everyone," 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of conditioner

1888, in the meaning defined above

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12 Dec 2019

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“Conditioner.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of conditioner

: a thick liquid that you put on your hair after washing it to make it softer and less dry

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