(plural fabric softeners)
- 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.
Variant of softener
something that softens; specif.,
- a positively charged compound added to water in treating fabrics to make them softer and fluffierin full fabric softener
- water softener