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emollient

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

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