mollescent

[muh-les-uh nt]

adjective

softening or tending to soften.

Origin of mollescent

1815–25; < Latin mollēscent- (stem of mollēscēns) (present participle of mollēscere to soften), equivalent to moll(is) soft + -ēscent- -escent
Related formsmol·les·cence, noun
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