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Definition of Demulcent

Demulcent

  1. Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is demulcent.
  2. A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature, supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic, glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.

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