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Meaning of emollient

e•mol•lient

Pronunciation: (i-mol'yunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the power of softening or relaxing, as a medicinal substance; soothing, esp. to the skin: emollient lotions for the face.
—n.
  1. an emollient medicine, lotion, salve, etc.
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