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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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In addition to the segmental analysis, we also examined possible prosodie contribution to voice softening.
The fabric softening composition and softening booster composition are dosed separately.
Americhem's mBrace softening additive is customizable, allowing nonwoven producers to set their desired softness levels.
Chief executive Nigel Stein said: "Looking forward, European markets seem to be softening further.
Slather on its exfoliating and softening Foot Patrol cream (pounds 18.
A family of light-colored terpene phenolic resins is offered in varying softening point ranges.
The resultant plots of indentation versus temperature or time can be used to characterize coatings by measuring softening points, thermal expansion coefficients, indentation hardness, elastic modulus, and creep and its recovery.
This bladder actually lightened in color as wrinkles and creases appeared from kneading and softening the tissue- much like what happens when rawhide is scraped and softened.
NEW YORK -- The trend that has been on everyone's lips is the softening of contemporary design.
From my favorite standbys, baking soda and vinegar, to products designed for this purpose, softening one's wash need not turn it into a chemical stew
He adds that a number of large consumers in the South have dropped out of the market for the time being, which is contributing to the softening of the market.
The SR2 membrane lowers operating costs for a variety of selective rejection applications, including water softening.