Definitions for emollientɪˈmɒl yənt
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cream, ointment, emollient(adj)
toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
demulcent, emollient, salving, softening(adj)
having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
Something which softens or lubricates the skin.
Anything soothing the mind, or that makes something more acceptable.
Soothing or mollifying.
Origin: From emolliens, present active participle of emollio, from e- + mollio, from mollis.
softening; making supple; acting as an emollient
an external something or soothing application to allay irritation, soreness, etc
Origin: [L. emolliens, -entis, p. pr. of emollire to soften; e out + mollire to soften, mollis soft: cf. F. mollient. See Mollify.]
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