water softener

wa·ter soft·en·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er saw-fuh-ner, sof-uh-]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈsɔ fə nər, ˈsɒf ə-/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) ˈsɒf.ən.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er saw-fuh-ner, sof-uh-]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈsɔ fə nər, ˈsɒf ə-/

Definitions of water softener words

  • noun water softener any of a group of substances that when added to water containing calcium and magnesium ions cause the ions to precipitate or change their usual properties: used in the purification of water for the laboratory, and for giving water more efficient sudsing ability with soap. 1
  • noun water softener any substance that lessens the hardness of water, usually by precipitating or absorbing calcium and magnesium ions 0
  • noun water softener a tank, apparatus, or chemical plant that is used to filter or treat water to remove chemicals that cause hardness 0
  • noun water softener a chemical compound added to hard water to soften it, as by precipitating out the minerals 0
  • noun water softener a tank or other container in which water is filtered through any of various chemicals or ion exchange media for softening 0
  • noun water softener A water softener is a piece of equipment or a place that is used for filtering or treating water to remove the chemicals that cause hardness. 0

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water softener popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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