What is soften?

  • (verb): Make soft or softer.
    Example: "This liquid will soften your laundry"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on soften:

Hardtack - History
... The bakers of the time made biscuits as hard as possible, as the biscuits would soften and be more palatable with time due to exposure to humidity and other ... To soften, it was often dunked in brine, coffee, or some other liquid or cooked into a skillet meal ... This would not only soften the hardtack but the insects, mostly weevil larvae, would float to the top and the soldiers could skim off the insects and resume consumption ...
Fredesvinda García - "Freddy", The Song
... Rough translation I am a woman who sings to soften the sufferings of the vivid and lost hours ... I am a woman who sings to soften the sufferings ... I am a woman who sings to soften the sufferings ...
Jianlian - Process
... When unbound, the broken feet were also kneaded to soften them and make the joints and broken bones more flexible, and were soaked in a concoction that caused any necrotic flesh to ... infection in the feet and toes entered the bones, it could cause them to soften, which could result in toes dropping off although, this was seen as a benefit because the feet could then be bound even ...

More definitions of "soften":

  • (verb): Become soft or softer.
    Example: "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
  • (verb): Give in, as to influence or pressure.
    Synonyms: yield, relent
  • (verb): Make (images or sounds) soft or softer.

Famous quotes containing the word soften:

    As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    We must soften into a credulity below the milkiness of infancy to think all men virtuous. We must be tainted with a malignity truly diabolical, to believe all the world to be equally wicked and corrupt.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Sweet smiles soften judgment. Sweet haunches unseat it.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)