Definitions for water softener
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word water softener
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of a group of substances that when added to water containing calcium and magnesium ions cause the ions to precipitate or change their usual properties: used to purify water and increase its sudsing ability.
a substance (such as sodium chloride) that lessens the hardness of water by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions and so gives the water more efficient sudsing power
A device which reduces the calcium and magnesium concentration of hard water by passing it through an ion exchange resin.
Find a translation for the water softener definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these water softener definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"water softener." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/water softener>.