Updated: Nov 16
Pronunciation: [ ih-mol-yuhnt ]
Definition: adjective; noun
1 : having the power of softening or relaxing, as a medicinal substance; soothing, especially to the skin
2 : an emollient medicine, lotion, salve, etc.
Origin: 1635; Latin
Etymology: from Latin emollient- ‘making soft’, from the verb emollire, from e- (variant of ex- ‘out’) + mollis ‘soft’
Example: Rose petals add a lovely fragrance and act as an emollient.