Demulcent meaning

dĭ-mŭlsənt
Serving to soothe or soften.
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A soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance, such as glycerin or lanolin, used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
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Soothing.
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A medicine or ointment that soothes an irritated or inflamed mucous membrane.
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Serving to soothe or soften.
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A soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance, such as glycerin or lanolin, used especially to relieve pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
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(medicine) A soothing medication used to relieve pain in inflamed tissues.
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Origin of demulcent

  • Latin dēmulcēns dēmulcent- present participle of dēmulcēre to soften dē- de- mulcēre to stroke

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin demulcens

    From Wiktionary