[ adjective ] having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

Used in print

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

But Carla ; eyes were on Agnese whose glowing face and softening eyes gave her a look of warmth and happiness .

Related terms


[ noun ] the process of becoming softer


"refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit" or "he observed the softening of iron by heat"

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

This cooling does not change the avocado in any way , it just delays the natural softening of the fruit until a grove like temperature ( room_temperature ) is restored .