emollient

  • 1 émollient — émollient, iente [ emɔljɑ̃, jɑ̃t ] adj. • 1549; lat. emolliens, p. prés. de emollire « amollir » ♦ Méd. Qui a pour effet d amollir, de relâcher des tissus enflammés. ⇒ adoucissant. Remède, emplâtre émollient. N. m. Un émollient. ⊗ CONTR.… …

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  • 2 Emollient — Émollient Voir « Émollient » sur le Wiktionnaire …

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  • 3 Emollient — E*mol lient (?; 106), a. [L. emolliens, entis, p. pr. of emollire to soften; e out + mollire to soften, mollis soft: cf. F. [ e]mollient. See {Mollify}.] Softening; making supple; acting as an emollient. Emollient applications. Arbuthnot. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 émollient — émollient, ente (é mo li an, an t ) adj. Terme de médecine. Qui a la propriété de relâcher, de ramollir les parties enflammées. Cataplasme émollient.    Terme de pharmacie. Espèces émollientes, les feuilles sèches de mauve, de guimauve, de molène …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 émollient — ÉMOLLIENT, ENTE. adj. Terme de Médecine. Qui amollit. Remède émollient. Emplâtre émollient. [b]f♛/b] Il se prend aussi substantivement. Faire usage des émolliens …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 6 emollient — (adj.) 1640s, from Fr. émollient (16c.), from L. emollientem (nom. emolliens), prp. of emollire soften, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + mollire soften, from mollis soft (see MELT (Cf …

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  • 7 emollient — [adj] soothing balsamic, demulcent, healing, lenitive, palliative, relieving, remedial, softening; concepts 7,22,110,384 emollient [n] lotion balm, cream, lenitive, liniment, moisturizer, oil, ointment, salve, soothing agent, unguent; concepts… …

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  • 8 emollient — Emollient, [emolli]ente. adj. Terme de medecine. Qui amollit. Remede emollient. emplastre emolliente …

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  • 9 emollient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the quality of softening or soothing the skin. 2) attempting to avoid confrontation or anger; calming. ► NOUN ▪ an emollient substance. DERIVATIVES emollience noun. ORIGIN from Latin emollire make soft …

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  • 10 emollient — [ē mäl′yənt, ē mäl′ē ənt; imäl′yənt, imäl′ē ənt; ] also [, ēmōl′yənt, ēmōl′ē ənt; imōl′yənt, imōl′ē ənt] adj. [L emolliens, prp. of emollire, to soften < e out + mollire, to soften < mollis, soft: see MILL1] softening; soothing n. something …

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  • 11 Emollient — E*mol lient (?; 105), n. (Med.) An external something or soothing application to allay irritation, soreness, etc. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 emollient — index cure, medicinal, remedial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 emollient — [[t]ɪmɒ̱liənt[/t]] emollients 1) N MASS An emollient is a liquid or cream which you put on your skin to make it softer or to reduce pain. [FORMAL] 2) ADJ: ADJ n An emollient cream or other substance makes your skin softer or reduces pain.… …

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  • 14 emollient — I. adjective Etymology: Latin emollient , emolliens, present participle of emollire to soften, from e + mollis soft more at mollify Date: 1626 1. making soft or supple; also soothing especially to the skin or mucous membrane < an emollient hand… …

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  • 15 Émollient — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Émollient », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Émollient est un terme médical désignant un médicament ayant pour proprietés d amollir et de détendre les tissus de l organisme …

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  • 16 emollient — emollience, n. /i mol yeuhnt/, adj. 1. having the power of softening or relaxing, as a medicinal substance; soothing, esp. to the skin: emollient lotions for the face. n. 2. an emollient medicine, lotion, salve, etc. [1635 45; < L emollient (s.… …

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  • 17 emollient — 1. Soothing to the skin or mucous membrane. 2. An agent that softens the skin or soothes irritation in the skin or mucous membrane. SYN: malactic. [L. emolliens, pres. p. of e mollio, emollire, to soften] * * * emol·lient i mäl yənt …

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  • 18 emollient — e|mol|li|ent [ıˈmɔliənt US ıˈma: ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of emollire to soften ] 1.) making something, especially your skin, softer and smoother ▪ Almond oil is renowned for its soothing, emollient… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 emollient — noun (C) formal 1 a substance that makes your skin softer and reduces pain: This is a powerful emollient against sunburn. 2 emollient words/phrases etc emollient words etc make you feel calmer when you have been angry …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 emollient — e•mol•lient [[t]ɪˈmɒl yənt[/t]] adj. 1) having the power to soften or soothe: an emollient lotion for the skin[/ex] 2) an emollient substance • Etymology: 1635–45; < L ēmollient , s. of ēmolliēns, prp. of ēmollīre to soften =ē e +mollīre to… …

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