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

  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 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  emollient
      adj 1: having a softening or soothing effect especially to the
             skin [syn: demulcent, emollient, salving,
             softening]
      n 1: 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 [syn: cream,
           ointment, emollient]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

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

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