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demulcent

Pronunciation: de-mul'sent

Definition:

  1. Soothing; relieving irritation.
  2. An agent, such as a mucilage or oil, that soothes and relieves irritation, especially of the mucous surfaces.

[L. de-mulceo, pp. -mulctus, to stroke lightly, to soften]

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