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Definitions for emollient
ɪˈmɒl yəntemol·lient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cream, ointment, emollientadjective

    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, softeningadjective

    having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

Wiktionary

  1. emollientnoun

    Something which softens or lubricates the skin.

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

  2. emollientnoun

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

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

  3. emollientadjective

    Moisturizing.

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

  4. emollientadjective

    Soothing or mollifying.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emollientadjective

    softening; making supple; acting as an emollient

    Etymology: [L. emolliens, -entis, p. pr. of emollire to soften; e out + mollire to soften, mollis soft: cf. F. mollient. See Mollify.]

  2. Emollientnoun

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

    Etymology: [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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emollient in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emollient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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