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n. - 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 adj. - Having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin.

Usage examples (39)
  • She was searching for an emollient hand lotion.
  • Even alcohol, Lyall writes, functions for the British as a relaxant, an emollient, a crutch, a relief, an excuse.
  • Adjective : emollient lotions for the face
  • From what I’ve been able to glean online, it’s a hormonal thing, and no amount of soaking in emollient baths seems to make a blind bit of difference. for more
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  • The "emolument" (salary, wages, or gain from employment) of her new job allowed her to buy the expensive "emollient" (a substance for soothing or softening the skin) she loves.
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