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emollient

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Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] emollient-, present participle stem of emolliare (make soft) from e- + mollis (soft).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
emollient

Plural
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  1. Something which softens or lubricates the skin.
    • 2008, Carol A. Miller, Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults (Fifth edition), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, p. 505,
      [T]he effectiveness of an emollient is based on its ability to prevent water evaporation, []
  2. Anything soothing the mind, or that makes something more acceptable.
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas,
      Attentive conversation is an emollient I lack sorely aboard Prophetess & the doctor is a veritable polymath.

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
emollient

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  1. Moisturizing.
  2. Soothing or mollifying.

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