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English definition of “emollient”

emollient

noun [C] uk   /ɪˈmɒl.i.ənt/ us    /-ˈmɑː.li-/
a cream or liquid that makes dry or sore skin softer or less painfulToiletry and perfumes

emollient

adjective uk   /ɪˈmɒl.i.ənt/ us    /-ˈmɑː.li-/
helping to treat dry, sore skin: an emollient creamSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug formal making people calm and avoiding argument: an emollient mood/toneCalming and relaxingReassuring
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