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1. emollient

adjective. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin.

Synonyms

  • demulcent
  • soft
  • salving

Antonyms

  • softness
  • loud
  • noisy
  • tough

Etymology

  • emolliens (Latin)

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2. emollient

noun. toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin.

Synonyms

  • face cream
  • ointment
  • toilet articles
  • hand cream
  • toiletry
  • coldcream
  • sunblock
  • sunscreen
  • lanolin
  • vanishing cream
  • sun blocker
  • cold cream
  • nard
  • spikenard

Antonyms

  • inclement
  • difficult
  • fit
  • heavy

Etymology

  • emolliens (Latin)

Sentences with emollient


1. Noun, singular or mass
Olive oil is also an emollient, which means that it penetrates the hair shaft better than other types of oils.

2. Adjective
Aqueous cream is a emollient product available outside the U.S. Emollients are often used to treat and protect skin with eczema and psoriasis by trapping moisture in the skin.

3. Verb, past participle
Citrus medica limonum peel extract has emollient properties and is safe for use, according to Cosmetics Info.

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