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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of emollire 'to soften'

emollient

adjective
     
Related topics: Drugs, Medicines
e‧mol‧li‧ent formal
1MD making something, especially your skin, softer and smoother:
Almond oil is renowned for its soothing, emollient properties.
2 making someone feel calmer when they have been angry:
an emollient reply
emollient noun [countable]

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