[kuh n-dish-uh-ner] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nər/

a person or thing that .
something added to a substance to increase its usability, as a water softener.
a cream or liquid preparation applied to the hair or skin, especially for its emollient qualities.
a trainer of athletes.
an .
Textiles. a person who fibers or fabrics.
a person or thing that conditions
a substance, esp a cosmetic, applied to something to improve its condition: hair conditioner

c.1600, “a bargainer,” agent noun from condition (v.). Meaning “an agent that brings something into good condition” is from 1888; since c.1960 usually in reference to hair care products. For about 20 years before that, it often was short for air conditioner.


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