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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emollient  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emollient  \E*mol"lient\  (?;  105),  n.  (Med.) 
  An  external  something  or  soothing  application  to  allay 
  irritation,  soreness,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emollient 
  adj  :  having  a  softening  or  soothing  effect  especially  to  the  skin 
  [syn:  {demulcent},  {salving},  {softening}] 
  n  :  any  of  various  substances  resembling  cream  that  have  a 
  soothing  effect  when  applied  to  the  skin  [syn:  {cream},  {ointment}] 




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