mollescent

[ muh-les-uhnt ]
/ məˈlɛs ənt /

adjective

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 mollescent

mol·les·cence, noun

Words nearby mollescent

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