fabric softener

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.
Syn: fabric conditioner

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  • fabric softener — noun Date: 1965 a product used to make laundered fabrics softer and fluffier …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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