What does emollient mean?

Definitions for emollientɪˈmɒl yənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emollient.

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

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


  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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