con·di·tion·er | \kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)nər \

Definition of conditioner 

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

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Plants absorb water from the ground and transpire (release water into the air), which works like a natural air conditioner. Science Buddies, Scientific American, "Warm in the Sun," 12 July 2018 An upstairs window air conditioner was still running. CBS News, "Police, neighbors shed light on Delaware family killed in apparent murder-suicide," 11 July 2018 Isaac Floyd, 36, carefully pulled a fiery air conditioner through the front door of his New York City apartment on Wednesday, video shows. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Man dragged flaming air conditioner into a hallway. It was a deadly mistake, NY officials say," 7 June 2018 Co-washing is washing your hair solely with conditioner. Alexander-julian Gibbson, GQ, "How to Get Waves," 25 May 2018 Those could include the need to replace carpeting or buy a new air conditioner. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "5 important tips for buying a rental property," 20 May 2018 Enter Living Proof, which has formulated its De-Frizzer with a conditioner that targets the driest and most damaged parts of the hair. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "This New Dry Conditioner Will Make Wash-and-Go’s Last Longer," 17 Apr. 2018 Leave it on for thee minutes after shampooing for a lightweight conditioner your hair will soak right up. Allison Young, Sunset, "11 Best Biodegradable Beauty Products," 22 Jan. 2018 Rejuvenate worn sofas and chairs with a DIY hydrating conditioner. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "12 Extraordinarily Handy Uses for White Vinegar," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of conditioner

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conditioner was in 1888

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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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