water softener

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water softener a substance (such as sodium chloride) that lessens the hardness of water by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions and so gives the water more efficient sudsing power
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Usage

In literature:

Americans would prefer to omit the salt from the ice water, as it softens the cucumber.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
Then he told them of the dancing water, and how it softened and made delicious the vegetables placed in it.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
Now the hundreds of water-fowl wheeling over it, and enlivening the crags with their cries, softened its grimness.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
As the water penetrated deeper, the soil became softened, and was carried away down the hillside.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
This property of softening at the temperature of boiling water is a very valuable one.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
It consists, first, in the use of poultices or baths of cold water until the horn is thoroughly softened.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Do not bathe in hard water; soften it with a few drops of ammonia, or a little borax.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The roar of the water had now become softened and less violent.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
Water will not soften, will not disintegrate the shell.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Paraffine is not acted upon or softened by water or acid, as is the case with glue.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The water softens and rinses away both dirt and soap.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
This increases the susceptibility to softening from storm water or ground water.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
It's fer softening alkali water.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Wet polishing should not be used for inlaid works; the water may soften the glue.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Cook one cup well-washed rice in three quarts of boiling water until partially softened.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
The roar of the water had now become softened and less violent.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
Soften the paste in water and the pieces can be easily removed from the cloth.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Again, he uses as a simile a speculative theory as to the way in which heating iron softens it and dipping it in water hardens it.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
Softening of the fiber by long-continued low temperature with a supply of water present.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
F. After softening in water at 120 deg.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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In news:

These systems show promise as a salt-free alternative to water softeners.
These systems show promise as a salt-free alternative to water softeners, according to the WQA.
Residents encouraged to show opposition to IEUA ordinance banning use of water softeners .
(PWQA) is launching a new Facebook page in support of the fight against the ban on water softeners in California.
Replacing the aging water softening facility in Waupun, Wis.
Hot water can clean fabric-softener dispenser.
(PWQA) is launching a new Facebook page in support of the fight against the ban on water softener s in California.
Here's a trick we use here at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute to remove residue: We strip the clothes by washing a large load of whites with 1 cup of Calgon Water Softener and 1/2 cup of ammonia and no detergent.
The second-place winner will receive a water softener and free softener salt for a year.
Benefits of a Culligan Water Softener.
12 large dried corn husks, soaked in warm water to soften 2 cups masa harina ½ cup softened butter ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp.
The product is intended to soften water, avoid limescale build-up and protect both the dishwasher and dishes .
Kinetico brand water softener $100 815/978-7610 TFN.
Water softening product from the little girl with the umbrella can work wonders.
Water- Right 's Impression Series water softeners feature the ability to customize regeneration cycle sequence and all time settings to optimize operation.
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In science:

Quantum nuclei soften the structure of water predicted by DFT, thereby greatly improving the experimental agreement of the calculated pair correlation functions.
Role of quantum nuclei and local fields in the x-ray absorption spectra of water and ice
Model fluids with spherically symmetric core-softened potentials exhibit anomalous thermodynamic and dynamic behaviours [12–14] that usually occur in real fluids with directional interparticle interactions, e.g. water, silica, some liquid metals and phosphorus.
Microscopic structure and thermodynamics of a core-softened model fluid from the second-order integral equations theory
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