Definition of conditioner in English:



  • 1A substance or appliance used to improve the condition of something.

    ‘add a water conditioner to neutralize chlorine’
    • ‘After washing and drying the item is complete, rub a good leather conditioner into the fabric.’
    • ‘I need more British conditioners, motivators, coaches and managers to get on my wavelength.’
    • ‘Motorists should use a gas line antifreeze and fuel conditioners for vehicles with diesel engines.’
    • ‘These are used in detergents, flour conditioners, some pharmaceuticals and meat tenderizers.’
    • ‘When this material is used as a fertilizer and soil conditioner, the dilution of the manure with the litter material should be considered.’
    • ‘As you are bowling, the lane conditioner is wearing off the lane.’
    • ‘If you plan to stain end the grain, apply a wood conditioner before staining so the end won't soak up too much stain.’
    • ‘For the interior, use a leather or vinyl conditioner.’
    • ‘Coat conditioners that contain an oil base are beneficial for both the coat and skin.’
    • ‘I use a tap water conditioner that removes chlorine (breaks the chlorine bond) and detoxifies heavy metals.’
    • ‘With diesels it's important the radiator fluid had a conditioner added at the right service interval.’
    • ‘For cost-effective moisturizers and nail conditioners, he might consider products originally designed for the farm.’
    • ‘Ideally you want manure from horses bedded on straw, since the straw soaks up urine and rots down with the manure to produce a great conditioner.’
    • ‘We get bromine from pesticides, dough conditioners, and from disinfectants for water in hot tubs and commercial spas.’
    • ‘Use bonfire ash as a conditioner for heavy soil; it adds potash to help fruit and flowers.’
    • ‘They also had the likes of Kevin Ward and Apollo Perelini, who is their conditioner now.’
    • ‘Speaking of mulch, apply a thick layer of organic compost, steer manure or redwood soil conditioner to improve soil throughout the garden.’
    • ‘Thomas, 34 today, has been involved in just three games since re-joining York as their conditioner at the start of the season.’
    • ‘When you combine the corn syrup with a water conditioner or surfactant system, you get synergies that help in the movement and performance of the product.’
    • ‘Water softeners and conditioners work in different ways, but neither will have much effect on removing scale from a central heating system.’
    1. 1.1 A liquid applied to the hair after shampooing to improve its condition.
      ‘to prevent static, always use a conditioner’
      mass noun ‘I have to use a lot of conditioner’
      • ‘However, the aisle saleslady promoting shampoos and hair conditioners need not spend quite so long trying to convince totally bald men which brand they should try next.’
      • ‘I find salon shampoos and conditioners give me better results than drug store brands.’
      • ‘Wash and condition with… volumizing shampoos and conditioners.’
      • ‘Shampoos and conditioners for color-treated hair help strengthen your hair after coloring, making your color more vibrant and long-lasting.’
      • ‘Our bathroom was full of various types of hair shampoo and conditioners and glass jars full of pastel coloured cotton wool balls.’
      • ‘Maintain your new look with color-preserving shampoos and conditioners.’
      • ‘Instead, use shampoos, conditioners and hairsprays specially formulated for synthetic wigs.’
      • ‘The fragrance is of the shampoo and conditioner they always used on our hair with the soft fragrance of apricots that now clings to my strawberry hair.’
      • ‘I took a shower, making sure to lather a ton of shampoo and conditioner in my hair, and using my moisturizing body wash.’
      • ‘She ran the shampoo and conditioner through her hair with her fingers and gently washed it out.’
      • ‘Fatty alcohols (like stearyl and cetyl) found in shampoos and conditioners help hydrate hair.’
      • ‘Next week, we'll investigate how shampoos and conditioners help keep your hair in tip-top shape and discuss how permanents, chemical relaxers, and dyes alter your hair's natural structure.’
      • ‘Instead use light hairsprays with conditioners and sunscreen.’
      • ‘Whether your hair is dry or greasy, the following shampoos and conditioners will tame that mane of yours for good.’
      • ‘Some advocate no shampoo at all (especially for curly hair) just conditioner.’
      • ‘Beside the tub was a shelf filled with bubble bath, shampoo, conditioners, odd bath gels, lotions, and powders.’
      • ‘Combine 8-ounce shampoos and conditioners, mousse and hairspray.’
      • ‘After shampooing, avoid creamy conditioners, which leave a noticeable buildup.’
      • ‘She sold bath additives, lotions, shampoos and conditioners, everything to pamper one's body.’
      • ‘Use shampoos and conditioners formulated for color-treated hair to prevent fading.’