Demulcent Definition

dĭ-mŭlsənt
adjective
Serving to soothe or soften.
American Heritage Medicine
Soothing.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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noun
A medicine or ointment that soothes an irritated or inflamed mucous membrane.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Demulcent

Noun

Singular:
demulcent
Plural:
demulcents

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

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