fabric softener


Definition of fabric softener 

: a product used to make laundered fabrics softer and fluffier

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The laundry egg from Eco Egg can clean clothes in your washer for up to three years without liquid or powder detergents, pods, or fabric softener. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This 'Egg' Can Wash Up to 3 Years' Worth of Laundry Without Soap," 31 Jan. 2018 Laundry supplies Pair a laundry bag, soap, fabric softener, a laminated sheet with laundry instructions and a bucket of quarters. Suzanne Lambert, USA TODAY, "5 gifts for the new grad in your life," 14 May 2018 In the series, Martin broken heartedly recalls going to his son’s room to smell his laundry, fresh with the scent of fabric softener. Washington Post, "Doc series revisits death of Trayvon and birth of a movement," 20 Apr. 2018 This natural, nontoxic and affordable alternative to fabric softener sheets can help dry your laundry load faster and without producing waste. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "7 simple swaps could help save the environment," 2 Apr. 2018 Jugs of detergent and fabric softener flank informational posters about domestic violence, and a sign lays out the laundry-room rules: first come, first served, and only two washing machines per person. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, "After hurricane María, a surge in domestic violence – and demands for change," 27 Mar. 2018 The dark pellets help to separate dirt from fabric while the light pellets ionize the water to further remove filth from garments and soften the water (which also means no fabric softener necessary!). Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This 'Egg' Can Wash Up to 3 Years' Worth of Laundry Without Soap," 31 Jan. 2018 Don't forget to remove any water or fabric softener gunk from the dispenser drawers, too. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean a Washing Machine — And Yes, You Need to Do It," 25 Oct. 2017 Katy Perry began appearing in Japanese ads for Laundrin' brand fabric softener and room fragrance on Friday (Sept. 8). Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Watch Katy Perry Enjoy Laundrin' Scents in New Japanese Ads," 13 Sep. 2017

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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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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