[ ih-mol-yuh nt ]
/ ɪˈmɒl yənt /
having the power of softening or relaxing, as a medicinal substance; soothing, especially to the skin: emollient lotions for the face.
an emollient medicine, lotion, salve, etc.
Words nearby emollient
Origin of emollient
OTHER WORDS FROM emolliente·mol·lience, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for emollience
/ (ɪˈmɒlɪənt) /
softening or soothing, esp to the skin
helping to avoid confrontation; calming
any preparation or substance that has a softening or soothing effect, esp when applied to the skin
Derived forms of emollientemollience, noun
Word Origin for emollient
C17: from Latin ēmollīre to soften, from mollis soft
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Medicine definitions for emollience
[ ĭ-mŏl′yənt ]
Softening and soothing, especially to the skin.
An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
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