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demulcent

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adjective de·mul·cent \di-ˈməl-sənt\

Definition of demulcent



Origin of demulcent

Latin demulcent-, demulcens, present participle of demulcēre to soothe, from de- + mulcēre to soothe


First Known Use: 1732

Rhymes with demulcent


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demulcent

noun de·mul·cent

Definition of demulcent

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



1732

First Known Use of demulcent

1732


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