fabric softener


: a product used to make laundered fabrics softer and fluffier

Examples of fabric softener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stain-resistant sheets are incredibly low maintenance, able to be washed in cold water on a regular cycle with your usual detergent and no fabric softener. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 For care, the brand recommends machine washing them in cold water using a gentle cycle, while avoiding bleach and fabric softener. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 13 May 2023 Some fabric softeners have a very potent and long-lasting scent. Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2023 Boasting a full line of products, including liquid and powder detergents, stain removers, and fabric softeners, Biokleen has a solution for all of your laundry needs. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 Apr. 2023 Using too much laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener, or other in-wash products like scent beads or even whiteners such as oxygen bleach can lead to product buildup that lends a dingy appearance to white clothing. 6. Jolie Kerr, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Tens Towels Large Bath Towel 4-Piece Set, $33 (Save 21%) $42 $33 The towels are machine-washable for easy care, though the brand recommends washing them separately and avoiding fabric softener and bleach to help maintain their plushness. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 If your machine is capable, add a cup of vinegar to your rinse cycle using the fabric softener dispenser. Lorraine Wilde, Treehugger, 18 July 2023 Don’t use any harsh detergents, fabric softener, or bleach. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fabric softener was in 1955

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“Fabric softener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabric%20softener. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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