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Synonyms for softening

the process of becoming softer

having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

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The overall water softening system market worldwide is set to grow with a CAGR of more than 7.5% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2027, starting from US$ 2.52 Bn in 2018.
It would be desirable to constantly monitor the softening process.
In this paper, assuming the plastic shear strain increment of the peak plastic zone reaches a certain value, the surrounding rock of the borehole will enter the softening stage in which the strength parameters gradually decrease.
In addition to the segmental analysis, we also examined possible prosodie contribution to voice softening. For each syllable in the recorded readings, we measured duration, as well as several pitch- and intensity-related parameters: including mean value, normalized excursion (the ratio between the maximum and minimum values of intensity/pitch divided by syllable duration), and the mean absolute slope (the magnitude of amplitude difference between two adjacent time points, divided by the time difference, and averaged over syllable duration).
The fabric softening composition and softening booster composition are dosed separately.
"There certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people," Trump said in his response.
Dubai: In line with the global reinsurance market, GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) reinsurers are experiencing softening renewal rates, according to Moody's Investors Service.
However, despite the softening rates, the region remains a growth target.
Dubai: Any softening in Dubai's apartment rents continues to be marginal, with the second quarter recording a decline of 2 per cent compared with the first, according to a new report from Asteco.
Global slowdown, softening of crude and metal prices hit trade
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Americhem Inc., a color and additive masterbatch supplier to the nonwoven industry, unveiled its mBrace softening additive at the RISE Conference in Colorado.
Basir said that the softening of rules and regulations would allow his bank to establish new branches in Singapore easily.
Some of the most important characteristics of a suture regarding its mechanical material properties are related to softening and permanent set effects which appear when sutures are subjected to cyclic load, and, thus, the normal stress versus stretch curve shows a reduction on the stress magnitude during the unloading process [4-13].
DETERIORATING trends in Europe's car industry have dented engineering firm GKN after it reported "some softening" in order books.