Definitions for fabric softener
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a substance added to fabrics during laundering to make them puffier and softer.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of fabric softener:
A chemical agent used to prevent static cling and make fabric softer by coating the surface of the cloth fibers with a thin layer of chemicals; these chemicals have lubricant properties and are electrically conductive, thus making the fibers feel smoother and preventing buildup of static electricity; usually available as a liquid or as dryer sheets.
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