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Meaning of DEMULCENT

Pronunciation:  di'mulsunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
  2. [adj]  having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
 

DEMULCENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: emollient, salving, soft, softening
 
 See Also: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*mul"cent\, a. [L. demulcens, p. pr. of demulcere.]
    Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is
    demulcent.
    
    
  2. \De*mul"cent\, n. (Med.)
    A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature,
    supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous
    membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic,
    glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alleviating, alleviative, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, assuasive, balm, balmy, balsam, balsamic, benumbing, brilliantine, calmant, calmative, cathartic, cerate, chrism, cleansing, cold cream, collyrium, cream, deadening, dulling, easing, embrocation, emollient, eye-lotion, eyewash, eyewater, face cream, hand lotion, inunction, inunctum, lanolin, lenitive, liniment, loosening, lotion, mitigating, mitigative, mollifying, nard, numbing, oil, ointment, pain-killing, palliative, pomade, pomatum, purgative, relaxing, relieving, remedial, salve, sedative, softening, soothing, soothing syrup, spikenard, subduing, unction, unguent, unguentum, vulnerary
 

 

 

 

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