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emollient

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

A substance that soothes and softens the skin or mucosa. It may be used as a base for more active drugs.

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emollient

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

A substance that soothes and softens the skin or mucosa. It may be used as a base for more active drugs.

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emollient

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 56 words.

n. an agent that soothes and softens the skin. Emollients are fats and oils, such as lanolin and liquid paraffin;

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emollient

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 905 words.

abeyant, mayn't • ambient, circumambient • gradient, irradiant, radiant • expedient, ingredient, mediant, obedient •

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emollient

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 905 words.

abeyant, mayn't • ambient, circumambient • gradient, irradiant, radiant • expedient, ingredient, mediant, obedient •

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emollient

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 17 words.

softening. XVII. f. prp. stem of L. ēmollīre, f. E- + mollis soft; see MOLLIFY, -ENT.

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emollient

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 3 words.

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laxative, emollient

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Non-absorbable compounds that coat and lubricate faeces, e.g. liquid paraffin and didactyl sodium sulphosuccinate.

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emollient <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 23 words.

A substance that soothes and softens the skin or *mucosa. It may be used as a base for

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laxative, emollient

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 16 words.

Non-absorbable compounds that coat and lubricate faeces, e.g. liquid paraffin and didactyl sodium sulphosuccinate.

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laxative, emollient

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 16 words.

Non-absorbable compounds that coat and lubricate faeces, e.g. liquid paraffin and didactyl sodium sulphosuccinate.

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