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Emollient   Listen

Toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin.  Synonyms: cream, ointment.

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"Emollient" Quotes from Famous Books

... serve chiefly for filling and weighting, and necessitate the employment of a certain quantity of starch, etc. In order that the latter may not render the cloth too stiff and hard, further additions of some emollient, such as ...
— Textiles • William H. Dooley

... him good to see Daisy, although he could not now get her for a moment to himself. He sighed to her over the table, and across the parlor, after the party had retired to that part of the house, and she answered him with little bright smiles that acted like an emollient on his hurt spirit. He had never found the courage to beard her father in his den—of wool—and was not even sure that the affair had reached a stage where anything could be gained by taking such a step. What he wanted was a word of assurance from Daisy that she would wait ...
— A Black Adonis • Linn Boyd Porter

... raises himself in his seat and stares at him fiercely. Mr. Bucket brings the finger into play as an emollient. ...
— Bleak House • Charles Dickens

Words linked to "Emollient" :   hand cream, lanolin, sunscreen, sunblock, face cream, toiletry, sun blocker, nard, vanishing cream, spikenard, coldcream, soft, toilet articles, cold cream

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