conditioner

[kuhn-dish-uh-ner]
noun
1.
a person or thing that conditions.
2.
something added to a substance to increase its usability, as a water softener.
3.
a cream or liquid preparation applied to the hair or skin, especially for its emollient qualities.
4.
a trainer of athletes.
6.
Textiles. a person who conditions fibers or fabrics.

Origin:
1590–1600; condition + -er1

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conditioner (kənˈdɪʃənə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that conditions
2.  a substance, esp a cosmetic, applied to something to improve its condition: hair conditioner

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conditioner
c.1600, "a bargainer," from condition. Meaning "an agent that brings something into good condition" is from 1888; since c.1960 usually in ref. to hair care products. For about 20 years before that, it often was short for air conditioner.
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Example sentences
If only a nuclear bomb could generate electricity, run an air conditioner or
  light a study lamp.
The shop's shelves were full, and both the freezer and the air conditioner were
  working.
Nina closed her windows and shut her air conditioner flues.
Though they still won't let me bring four ounces of conditioner onto the plane.
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