fabric softener


Definition of fabric softener

: a product used to make laundered fabrics softer and fluffier

Examples of fabric softener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forgo the fabric softener, and be sure to air-dry each piece. Jennifer Manfrin, BestReviews, 21 Sep. 2020 Two more points: Never use fabric softener when washing microfiber, and look for bulk bags of microfiber towels in the automotive department of a big box retailer. Washington Post, 25 May 2021 Leftover laundry detergent, fabric softener and soil stuck to the dispenser, inner parts and washtub can deposit on clothes, leaving behind marks and stains. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2021 The Indiana forward accomplished a possible NBA first by getting into a skirmish with the Spurs’ Patty Mills, a player so affable as to make the Snuggle fabric softener bear seem like a grouch. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Apr. 2021 For older machines without fabric softener dispensers, add it directly to the rinse water in the washing machine. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 30 Mar. 2021 Amana’s sizable washer features an automatic fabric softener dispenser to make your clothes as pillowy soft as possible. Korin Miller, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 Pour it into the fabric softener compartment of your washing machine and use it alongside your regular detergent to clean problem items like smelly gym clothes or pet towels. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Mar. 2021 Add one cup of vinegar to the rinse water, and do not use a fabric softener sheet when drying your sheets. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of fabric softener

1955, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2021

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“Fabric softener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabric%20softener. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fabric softener

: a product that is used to make clothes softer when they are washed or dried in a machine


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