fabric softener


Definition of fabric softener

: a product used to make laundered fabrics softer and fluffier

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On washable items, fill the machine with water and add one cup of white vinegar and let the items sit for an hour before finishing the cycle without adding detergent or fabric softener. Ellen Warren, chicagotribune.com, "How to use a scarf to hide your bad hair day," 19 June 2019 Some suggest using a one-to-one mixture of fabric softener and hot water for this! Country Living Staff, Country Living, "The Best (and Easiest) Ways to Remove Wallpaper," 7 June 2019 Next, take a three-gallon pump-up garden sprayer, fill it with hot water, and then add one half cup of liquid fabric softener, which will prevent the water from evaporating as quickly. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling," 25 Jan. 2019 Or, to quickly freshen it, pop it into the dryer on the air dry or fluff setting with a fabric softener sheet. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Mold and Mildew in the Mustiest Corners of Your House," 6 Feb. 2019 Fabrics that have Lycra, such as yoga pants and sports bras, shouldn't be exposed to fabric softeners, which will leave a coating that will trap in odors. Jolie Kerr, Country Living, "6 DIY Cleaning Products You Can Easily Make at Home," 19 Mar. 2015 Well, fabric softener does just that to your clothes. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "PSA: This Is the Real Difference Between Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener," 4 June 2018 To get yours clean and fresh, wash in the hottest water the fabric can handle with detergent but not fabric softener, which can hamper the absorption qualities. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How Gross Are Your Laundry Habits?," 21 Sep. 2018 The directions for care are simple—just throw them in the washing machine with warm water and detergent, avoiding bleach or fabric softeners. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "This $30 Aquis Towel Completely Saved My Hair Color," 10 Dec. 2018

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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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