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Serving to soothe or soften.
A soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance, such as glycerin or lanolin, used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
[Latin dēmulcēns, dēmulcent-, present participle of dēmulcēre, to soften : dē-, de- + mulcēre, to stroke.]
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(Pharmacology) a drug or agent that soothes the irritation of inflamed or injured skin surfaces
[C18: from Latin dēmulcēre to caress soothingly, from de- + mulcēre to stroke]
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1. soothing or mollifying, as a medicinal substance.n.
2. a demulcent substance or agent, often mucilaginous.
[1725–35; < Latin dēmulcent-, s. of dēmulcēns, present participle of dēmulcēre to stroke, soothe =dē- de- + mulcēre to soothe]
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a medicine or other preparation that has a soothing or emollient influence on an inflamed area.See also: Remedies
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|Noun||1.||demulcent - a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin|
|Adj.||1.||demulcent - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin|
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
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n. emoliente, demulcente, aceite u otro agente que suaviza y alivia molestias de la piel.
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