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 for demulcent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obtundent \Ob*tund"ent\, n. [L. obtundens, p. pr. of obtundere.]
     (Med.)
     A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation,
     usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; -- nearly
     the same as demulcent. --Forsyth.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demulcent \De*mul"cent\, a. [L. demulcens, p. pr. of demulcere.]
     Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is
     demulcent.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demulcent \De*mul"cent\, n. (Med.)
     A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature,
     supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous
     membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic,
     glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  demulcent
      adj 1: having a softening or soothing effect especially to the
             skin [syn: demulcent, emollient, salving,
             softening]
      n 1: a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that
           soothes inflamed or injured skin

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "demulcent":
     alleviating, alleviative, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne,
     assuasive, balm, balmy, balsam, balsamic, benumbing, brilliantine,
     calmant, calmative, cathartic, cerate, chrism, cleansing,
     cold cream, collyrium, cream, deadening, dulling, easing,
     embrocation, emollient, eye-lotion, eyewash, eyewater, face cream,
     hand lotion, inunction, inunctum, lanolin, lenitive, liniment,
     loosening, lotion, mitigating, mitigative, mollifying, nard,
     numbing, oil, ointment, pain-killing, palliative, pomade, pomatum,
     purgative, relaxing, relieving, remedial, salve, sedative,
     softening, soothing, soothing syrup, spikenard, subduing, unction,
     unguent, unguentum, vulnerary
  
  

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