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water softener

1. any substance that lessens the hardness of water, usually by precipitating or absorbing calcium and magnesium ions
2. a tank, apparatus, or chemical plant that is used to filter or treat water to remove chemicals that cause hardness

water softener

An apparatus which chemically removes the calcium and magnesium salts from a water supply, usually by ion exchange. Also see zeolite.
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