demulcent


1de·mul·cent

adjective \di-ˈməl-sənt\

Definition of DEMULCENT

:  soothing

Origin of DEMULCENT

Latin demulcent-, demulcens, present participle of demulcēre to soothe, from de- + mulcēre to soothe
First Known Use: 1732

Rhymes with DEMULCENT

2demulcent

noun

Definition of DEMULCENT

:  a usually mucilaginous or oily substance (as tragacanth) that can soothe or protect an abraded mucous membrane

First Known Use of DEMULCENT

1732

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