a softening of the cerebrum, caused by impairment of the blood supply; encephalomalacia.
Informal. dementia associated with general paresis.
softening of the brain
an abnormal softening of the tissues of the cerebrum characterized by various degrees of mental impairment
- Soften up
verb (adverb) 1. to make or become soft 2. (transitive) to weaken (an enemy’s defences) by shelling, bombing, etc 3. (transitive) to weaken the resistance of (a person) by persuasive talk, advances, etc Reduce resistance, as in His sales motto was: a fine lunch and a few drinks often will soften up a prospective customer. […]
adjective, Ichthyology. 1. having fins supported by articulated rays rather than by spines, as a malacopterygian. adjective 1. (of certain teleost fishes) having fins that are supported by flexible cartilaginous rays See also malacopterygian Compare spiny-finned
noun, Photography. 1. an image, often created by a special lens, that is recognizable but somewhat blurred or diffused.
- Soft-focus lens
noun 1. (photog) a lens designed to produce an image that is uniformly very slightly out of focus: typically used for portrait work