demulcent


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de·mul·cent

 (dĭ-mŭl′sənt)
adj.
Serving to soothe or soften.
n.
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.]

demulcent

(dɪˈmʌlsənt)
adj
soothing; mollifying
n
(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]

de•mul•cent

(dɪˈmʌl sənt)

adj.
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]

demulcent

a medicine or other preparation that has a soothing or emollient influence on an inflamed area.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demulcent - a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.demulcent - having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
Translations

de·mul·cent

n. emoliente, demulcente, aceite u otro agente que suaviza y alivia molestias de la piel.
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