fabric softener


Definition of fabric softener

: a product used to make laundered fabrics softer and fluffier

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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 Fabric Conditioner is Downy's version of fabric softener. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "PSA: This Is the Real Difference Between Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener," 4 June 2018 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

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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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