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emollient

 [e-mol´yent]
1. soothing and softening, as an emollient bath given for skin disorders.
2. an agent having this effect on the skin or an irritated internal surface.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·mol·li·ent

(ē-mol'ē-ent),
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): malactic
[L. emolliens, pres. p. of e- mollio, emollire, to soften]
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emollient

(ĭ-mŏl′yənt)
adj.
1. Softening and soothing, especially to the skin.
2. Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying: the emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator.
n.
1. An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
2. An agent that assuages or mollifies.
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emollient

Dermatology A hydrating agent composed of fat or oil applied topically to soften skin, especially laminated keratin or hyperkeratotic scales–eg, of psoriasis
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane.
2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

emollient

Soothing. Any agent, such as a cream or ointment, that soothes or softens the skin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

e·mol·li·ent

(ĕ-molē-ĕnt)
An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012