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Pronunciation: e-mol'e-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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