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len·i·tive

(len'i-tiv),
1. Soothing; relieving discomfort or pain.
2. Rarely used term for a demulcent.
[L. lenio, pp. lenitus, to soften, fr. lenis, mild]

lenitive

(lĕn′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Capable of easing pain or discomfort.
n.
A lenitive medicine.

len′i·tive·ly adv.

lenitive

A term that has been retired from the working medical parlance, formerly used as an adjective (meaning soothing), or as a noun (meaning demulcent).

len·i·tive

(len'i-tiv)
Soothing; relieving discomfort or pain.
[L. lenio, pp. lenitus, to soften, fr. lenis, mild]
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SITTING PRETTY: Above left is Hazel Irving (seated) with Greta Bumstead, owner of Lenitive Plus, and Lynn Buckley from Peters; THAT'S THE STYLE: (Above right) Nicola Hughes (right) gives winner Hazel a new look at the Peters in-store Mark Riley hair salon; INSPIRATIONAL: On the left are the girls from Sex and the City, the theme of the make-over competition; DRESSED TO IMPRESS: Make-over winner Hazel Irving in one of her outfits from Peters: Avoca top and Gerry Weber jeans and jacket.
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At Lenitive Plus, the in-store skincare clinic, both women were treated to a make-up session by owner Greta Bumstead and assistant Stacey Hargreaves.
Comments: It is an emollient, hydrating and lenitive agent, particularly indicated for delicate skin and hair.
Also in the prize are pamper packages at the new Lenitive Plus aesthetic clinic on the first floor, a manicure at Squareten and hair styling at the in-store Mark Riley salon, with a goodie bag of products.