Origin of demulcentClassical Latin demulcens, present participle of demulcere, to stroke down, soften from de-, down + mulcere, to stroke from Indo-European an unverified form melk-, variant, variety of base an unverified form melg- to stroke from source milk
a medicine or ointment that soothes an irritated or inflamed mucous membrane
Serving to soothe or soften.
A soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance, such as glycerin or lanolin, used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
Origin of demulcentLatin dēmulcēns dēmulcent- present participle of dēmulcēre to soften dē- de- mulcēre to stroke