[ muh-les-uhnt ]
/ məˈlɛs ənt /
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softening or tending to soften.
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Origin of mollescent
1815–25; <Latin mollēscent- (stem of mollēscēns) (present participle of mollēscere to soften), equivalent to moll(is) soft + -ēscent--escent
OTHER WORDS FROM mollescentmol·les·cence, noun
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