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English definition of “emollient”

emollient

adjective     /ɪˈmɒl.i.ənt/ US  /-ˈmɑː.li-/
helping to treat dry , sore skin : an emollient cream Specific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug formal making people calm and avoiding argument : an emollient mood / tone Calming and relaxingReassuring
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