softening

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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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Rickets is a condition in which there is softening of bones leading to fractures and deformities.
In addition, carbonated sodas contain phosphoric acid, which may lead to calcium deficiency, softening of bones, and osteoporosis, dental caries, tooth enamel erosion, and heartburn.
We must discover how this vitamin D deficiency which results in the softening of bones and can lead to deformity and fractures has been allowed to hit the nation in the 21st century.
Rickets is an illness that cause the softening of bones and can lead to deformity and fractures.
A Vitamin D deficiency causes softening of bones and abnormal bone growth.