demulcent


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obtundent \Ob*tund"ent\, n. [L. obtundens, p. pr. of obtundere.]
   (Med.)
   A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation,
   usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; -- nearly
   the same as demulcent. --Forsyth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Demulcent \De*mul"cent\, a. [L. demulcens, p. pr. of demulcere.]
   Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is
   demulcent.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Demulcent \De*mul"cent\, n. (Med.)
   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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