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English definition of “soften”

soften

verb [I or T] (LESS HARD)    /ˈsɒf.ən/ US  /ˈsɑː.fən/
to become soft, or to make something soft: You can soften the butter by warming it gently. These dried apples will soften (up) if you soak them in water.Soft and fluffy
(Definition of soften verb (LESS HARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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