Origin of demulcent
Latin demulcent-, demulcens, present participle of demulcēre to soothe, from de- + mulcēre to soothe
First Known Use: 1732
Rhymes with demulcent
Definition of demulcent
: a usually mucilaginous or oily substance (as tragacanth) that can soothe or protect an abraded mucous membrane
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