Definitions for "Softening"
The removal of divalent cations by precipitation or ion exchange.
The removal of calcium and magnesium from water to reduce hardness.
the process of removing hardness (calcium and magnesium) from drinking water; done by chemical addition in municipal supplied and by ion exchange in homes.
Softening is a numerical trick used in N-body techniques to prevent numerical divergences when a particle comes too close to another (and the force goes to infinity).
Heat treatment in order to give better machine tool working or better cold deformability.
the process of becoming softer; "refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit"; "he observed the softening of iron by heat"
Torches are used to soften products for removal (i.e. paint, adhesive, etc.)
A process used to soften metals through annealing or tempering. See Annealing.
Keywords:  soothing, skin, effect, especially
having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
a. & n. from Soften, v.