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Overview of verb soften

The verb soften has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) soften

(make (images or sounds) soft or softer)

2. (1) dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break

(lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall")

3. yield, relent, soften

(give in, as to influence or pressure)

4. cushion, buffer, soften

(protect from impact; "cushion the blow")

5. mince, soften, moderate

(make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears")

6. soften

(make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry")

7. soften

(become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it")


Overview of adj softened

The adj softened has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) softened

(toned down)

2. dull, muffled, muted, softened

(being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets")

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