Definitions for emollientɪˈmɒl yənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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

  2. demulcent, emollient, salving, softening(adj)

    having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

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  1. emollient(Noun)

    Something which softens or lubricates the skin.

  2. emollient(Noun)

    Anything soothing the mind, or that makes something more acceptable.

  3. emollient(Adjective)

    Moisturizing.

  4. emollient(Adjective)

    Soothing or mollifying.

  5. Origin: From emolliens, present active participle of emollio, from e- + mollio, from mollis.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Emollient(adj)

    softening; making supple; acting as an emollient

  2. Emollient(noun)

    an external something or soothing application to allay irritation, soreness, etc

  3. 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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