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Meaning of EMOLLIENT

Pronunciation:  i'mâlyunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
  2. [adj]  having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
 

EMOLLIENT is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: cream, demulcent, ointment, salving, soft, softening
 
 See Also: cold cream, face cream, hand cream, lanolin, nard, spikenard, sunblock, sunblocker, sunscreen, toilet article, toiletries, toiletry, vanishing cream

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \E*mol"lient\ (?; 106), a. [L. emolliens, -entis, p.
    pr. of emollire to soften; e out + mollire to soften, mollis
    soft: cf. F. ['e]mollient. See {Mollify}.]
    Softening; making supple; acting as an emollient. ``Emollient
    applications.'' --Arbuthnot.
    
    
  2. \E*mol"lient\ (?; 105), n. (Med.)
    An external something or soothing application to allay
    irritation, soreness, etc.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alleviating, alleviative, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, assuasive, balm, balmy, balsam, balsamic, benumbing, brilliantine, cathartic, cerate, chrism, cleansing, cold cream, collyrium, cream, deadening, demulcent, dulling, easing, embrocation, eye-lotion, eyewash, eyewater, face cream, hand lotion, inunction, inunctum, lanolin, lenitive, liniment, loosening, lotion, lubricant, lubricating, lubricational, lubricative, mitigating, mitigative, mollifying, nard, numbing, oil, ointment, pain-killing, palliative, pomade, pomatum, purgative, relaxing, relieving, remedial, salve, softening, soothing, soothing syrup, spikenard, subduing, unction, unguent, unguentum, vulnerary
 

 

 

 

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