con·​di·​tion·​er kən-ˈdi-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce conditioner (audio)
: something that conditions
specifically : a preparation used to improve the condition of hair

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This double duty anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner formula from Head & Shoulders is a GH Beauty Lab gold standard for powerful results. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2022 The soap-free formula is a two-in-one blend of shampoo and conditioner that lathers nicely, then rinses entirely clean. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2022 In December 2021, Procter & Gamble recalled aerosol dry shampoo and conditioner spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences due to detected benzene. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 28 Oct. 2022 The line also includes a kaolin clay mask ($95), a cleanser ($39), a nourishing hand cream with vetiver and beramot ($46), hand and body washes ($47) and shampoo and conditioner with the light scent of sage, rosemary and eucalyptus. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Oct. 2022 In December, for instance, Procter & Gamble recalled aerosol dry shampoo and conditioner spray products from six brands sold nationwide after finding benzene in some of them. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 26 Oct. 2022 No more worries about the air conditioner on the fritz or a flood from the non-stop running toilet. Bea Lewis, Sun Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 The air conditioner on driver Tyrone Williams’ truck failed, leaving the men and women—and one child—in hellish conditions. Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 4 May 2022 The engine powers the air conditioner on most cars, which means that running the AC burns fuel, reducing gas mileage by 1 to 4 mpg. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conditioner was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Conditioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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con·​di·​tion·​er kən-ˈdish-(ə-)nər How to pronounce conditioner (audio)
: something that conditions
especially : a preparation used to improve the condition of hair

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