conditioner

The job of a conditioner is to make something soft. If you use conditioner after you shampoo your hair, it will feel smoother and softer.

Hair conditioner is just one kind of conditioner — you might also treat your laundry with conditioner, softening your clothes, or your water with a conditioner that improves its quality. Another kind of conditioner is one that gets you physically into condition, or fitness. This might be an exercise or a teacher or trainer who instructs you in doing the exercise. Conditioner comes from the Old French condicion, "state or behavior," from the Latin condicionem, "situation."

Definitions of conditioner
  1. noun
    a substance used in washing (clothing or hair) to make things softer
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    type of:
    softener
    a substance added to another to make it less hard
  2. noun
    exercise that conditions the body
    “farm work can be a good conditioner
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    type of:
    cardiopulmonary exercise
    exercise intended to strengthen the circulatory system
  3. noun
    a trainer of athletes
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    type of:
    coach, handler, manager
    (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
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