Definitions for emollientɪˈmɒl yənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•mol•lientɪˈmɒl yənt(adj.)

  1. having the power to soften or soothe:

    an emollient lotion for the skin.

  2. (n.)an emollient substance.

Origin of emollient:

1635–45; < L ēmollient-, s. of ēmolliēns, prp. of ēmollīre to soften =ē-e - +mollīre to soften, der. mollis soft


Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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)


  4. emollient(Adjective)

    Soothing or mollifying.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emollient(adj)

    softening; making supple; acting as an emollient

  2. Emollient(noun)

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


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