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emollient (noun) soothing or softening substance.

An ointment or a cream that helps us get rid of skin irritation and makes the skin soft is an emollient. Emollients are used against rashes, itches, irritation, and burn injuries on the skin. When someone’s words make you feel less angry, they act as an emollient. An emollient reply is pacifying reply.

  • Many cosmetic companies come out with skin creams, which they claim are good emollients and some of them are really efficacious against skin complaints.
  • The best emollient that can be used immediately after a person suffers burns is cool water.
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