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Having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin.  Synonyms: demulcent, salving, softening.

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"Emollient" Quotes from Famous Books

... colds. Last winter I had a violent inflammation of the ear, which was attended with some fever; but abstinence and emollient applications soon restored me. In July last, I had a severe attack of diarrhoea unattended with much fever, which I attributed to drinking too much water impregnated with earthy salts, and to which ...
— Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages • William Andrus Alcott

... you misunderstood my meaning. I spoke with no reference to you whatever, but of all male society as enervating—if you dislike the word 'depressing'—relaxing, emollient, emasculating, from want of contradictory element; while I was proceeding to describe the need of strictly female society. The rector offers this; he was here just now. His admiration for you is unbounded. He desires to receive our distinguished patient, with ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore

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

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