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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin adj. - Having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin.

Usage examples (38)
  • Ginger, licorice, and slippery elm are some of the commonly used demulcent herbs for treatment of minor inflammation.
  • It promotes perspiration, and is demulcent to the chest.
  • The root contains tannin and mucilage, it is therefore astringent and demulcent.
  • Barley water is an astringent or demulcent drink used to reduce laxative condition. for more
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