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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
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