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emollient


People with dry skin should use an emollient for washing.
  something with a softening or soothing effect — especially to the skin, but often metaphorically
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emollient emollients
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  • People with dry skin should use an emollient for washing.
  • replaced the chairman with someone with a more emollient personality
  • An able surgeon cured Candide in three weeks by means of emollients taught by Dioscorides.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Diet, that is all; sedatives, emollients, dulcification.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

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  • Mr. Bucket brings the finger into play as an emollient.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
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Associated words [difficulty]:   emollient
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Engineering, Medicine
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