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e·mol·lient

 (ĭ-mŏl′yənt)
adj.
1. Softening and soothing, especially to the skin.
2. Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying: the emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator.
n.
1. An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
2. An agent that assuages or mollifies.

[Latin ēmolliēns, ēmollient-, present participle of ēmollīre, to soften : ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + mollīre, to soften (from mollis, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots).]

emollient

(ɪˈmɒlɪənt)
adj
1. (Medicine) softening or soothing, esp to the skin
2. helping to avoid confrontation; calming
n
(Medicine) any preparation or substance that has a softening or soothing effect, esp when applied to the skin
[C17: from Latin ēmollīre to soften, from mollis soft]
eˈmollience n

e•mol•lient

(ɪˈmɒl yənt)

adj.
1. having the power to soften or soothe: an emollient lotion for the skin.
n.
2. an emollient substance.
[1635–45; < Latin ēmollient-, s. of ēmolliēns, present participle of ēmollīre to soften =ē- e- + mollīre to soften, derivative mollis soft]
e•mol′lience, n.

emollient

, emolliate - Emollient is from Latin emolliere, "to soften"; to emolliate is to soften or make effeminate.
See also related terms for soften.

emollient

a medical preparation that has a soothing effect on surface tissues.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emollient - toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skinemollient - toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
cold cream, coldcream, face cream, vanishing cream - a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
hand cream - moisturizing cream for the hands
lanolin - an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
nard, spikenard - an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen - a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
Adj.1.emollient - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight

emollient

noun
1. moisturizer, oil, cream, lotion, balm, ointment, salve, liniment, lenitive Grapeseed oil is a gentle emollient.
adjective
1. soothing, softening, assuaging, palliative, balsamic, mollifying, moisturizing, demulcent, lenitive, assuasive an emollient cream which I find invaluable for sunburn
2. conciliatory, calming, disarming, appeasing, pacifying, pacific, mollifying, peaceable, placatory, irenic, propitiative The government's recent tone has been emollient.
Translations

emollient

[ɪˈmɒlɪənt]
A. ADJemoliente
B. Nemoliente m

emollient

[ɪˈmɒliənt]
n (= cream, lotion) → émollient m
adj
[cream, lotion, ingredients] → émollient(e)
[person] → conciliant(e); [approach] → conciliant(e); [speech, statement] → conciliant(e)

emollient

(Med)
adjlindernd

e·mol·li·ent

a. emoliente, que suaviza la piel o mucosas interiores.

emollient

adj & n emoliente m
References in classic literature ?
Bucket brings the finger into play as an emollient.
3) Other emollients also have the potential to cause irritation, and parents and carers should always be informed to discontinue use if the child complains of itching, stinging or if the skin becomes redder and more inflamed.
The emollient contains 5% or less water and includes a member selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based emollients, fatty acid ester emollients, alkyl ethoxylate emollients and mixtures of these.
That's why commercial anti-wrinkle products contain ingredients called emollients - to deliver the water straight to the collagen.
The sanitizer is formulated for repeated professional use, has a light scent, contains the germ-killing power of 63% ethyl alcohol, and includes protective emollients to soothe hands.
The market for 'Cosmetic Chemicals' is analyzed by the following product segments: Cleansing Agents & Foamers, Emollients & Moisturizers, Fragrances & Flavors, Processing Aids, and Specialty Additives.
Biomimetic emollients, such as Super Sterol Liquid, nourish the skin with natural lipids, allowing for the incorporation of moisturization properties into a product, while thicker emollients, like Liquiwax PolyIPL, create a buttery, melt-on-skin texture that deliver long-lasting shine.
The use of emollients is important in promoting the health of the skin in the elderly.
Emollients can be used to wash hands if they are affected, and they can also be used on the body in the bath or shower.
2] Emollients form the basis of management and should always be used, even when there is no active eczema.
MONTREAL -- Adequate use of emollients can control up to one-quarter of mild to moderate pediatric atopic dermatitis and can reduce or eliminate the need for corticosteroids, according to Dr.