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soft

1. Dialect drizzly or rainy
2. (of a diet) consisting of easily digestible foods
3. Chem (of water) relatively free of mineral salts and therefore easily able to make soap lather
4. (of a drug such as cannabis) nonaddictive or only mildly addictive
5. (of a currency) in relatively little demand, esp because of a weak balance of payments situation
6. (of radiation, such as X-rays and ultraviolet radiation) having low energy and not capable of deep penetration of materials
7. Physics (of valves or tubes) only partially evacuated

soft

Flexible and changeable, as in "software," which can be reprogrammed for different results. The computer's soft nature is its greatest virtue; however, the reason it takes so long to get new systems developed in an enterprise has little to do with the concept. It is based on which software tools are used to create the systems and the skill level of the technical staff, compounded by the organization's bureaucracy.
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To fill it, purchase plants such as canna, Lobelia cardinalis, and soft rush (Juncus effusus 'Spiralis').
Her only respite was to sail with her husband, nestling against him and feeling the soft rush of the sea wind against her face.
The Tao Restaurant nestles close to the shoreline and meals are accompanied by the soft rush of the tide, the background drone of tiny tree frogs and a carefully chosen blend of New Age music from both East and West.
But when I listened for the mattress-spring caw of a hungry Jay, all I heard was the soft rush of the creek tumbling into the expanse of Spirit Lake, its surface several square miles larger than before the eruption and half-smothered with floating logs.