Origin of emollientClassical Latin emolliens, present participle of emollire, to soften from e- out + mollire, to soften from mollis, soft: see mill
A woman applies an emollient to her skin.
- The definition of emollient is something that is softening or soothing to the skin, or is someone or something intended to soothe.
- Aloe cream that you put on sunburned skin is an example of an emollient cream.
- An approach to resolving conflict intended to create a peace treaty that will end a war between two fighting countries is an example of an emollient approach.
- Emollient is defined as a substance that softens or soothes the skin.
A lubricant found in lipstick or hand lotion that causes your skin to become softer is an example of an emollient.
- Softening and soothing, especially to the skin.
- Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying: the emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator.
- An agent that softens or soothes the skin.
- An agent that assuages or mollifies.
Origin of emollientLatin ēmolliēns ēmollient- present participle of ēmollīre to soften ē-, ex- intensive pref. ; see ex- . mollīre to soften ( from mollis soft ; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.)
(comparative more emollient, superlative most emollient)
- Most shampoos contain the same basic ingredients consisting of a detergent, a binder, a foaming agent, preservatives, and some sort of emollient to prevent cuticle stripping.
- There is an approximately 3x3 inch patch in the training pants which contains Sorbitol, a sugar-like material that is used as a sweetener in gum or as a skin softening emollient.
- Wen Styling Creme: Perfect for adding a smooth sheen to the hair prior to blow-dry styling, this emollient cream restores moisture while adding a lightweight hold to the hair.
- With a curl-defining serum and a heavy gloss emollient, you can control curls during the heat and humidity without having to rely on ponytail after ponytail.
- Instead, ask your stylist for sedu beauty tips and to recommend a heat protecting spray such as Aveda's Brilliant Damage Control and a shine emollient.