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  Words related to soften

Related / Similar Words: dampen, damp, weaken, break, mince, moderate, cushion, buffer, yield, relent

 

Definition:
  • become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it";
  • make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry";
  • lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall";
  • make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears";
  • protect from impact; "cushion the blow";
  • make (images or sounds) soft or softer;
  • give in, as to influence or pressure;

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    Hyponyms: mellow, macerate, mollify, deafen, dampen, deaden, damp, muffle, mute, dull, tone down, truckle

     

    Derivational Morphology: softening, softener, weakener, damper, moderation, buffer, fender, shock absorber, shock, cushion, padding, cushioning

     

     
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