EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English softenynge, softynand, equivalent to soften +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

softening

  1. present participle of soften

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English softenyng, softenynge, equivalent to soften +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

softening (plural softenings)

  1. The process of making something soft.
  2. The process of becoming soft.
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