Definición de emollient en inglés:

emollient

Saltos de línea: emol|li¦ent
Pronunciación: /ɪˈmɒlɪənt
 
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adjetivo

1Having the quality of softening or soothing the skin: a rich emollient shampoo
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  • It is an incredibly emollient skin-shielding cream - perfect for preventing chapped skin.
  • The emollient creams make the top layers of skin seem moister for a short time, but the other ingredients are actually drying the skin so you have to use more of the lotion, etc.
  • Very occasionally, emollient creams may sting the skin when first applied to very dry skin.
Sinónimos
2Attempting to avoid confrontation or anger; calming or conciliatory: the president’s emollient approach to differences
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  • The bombings and attempted bombings in London have brought home to the American public that we face implacable enemies unwilling to be appeased by even the most emollient diplomacy.
  • By and large, this approach has proved useful and even emollient.
  • At the local carabinieri station, an officer was more emollient: ‘By the end of the month everything should be resolved.’
Sinónimos

sustantivo

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A preparation that softens the skin: always moisturize exposed skin with an effective emollient
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A major disadvantage of alcohols is their drying effect, although some newer preparations contain emollients to minimize skin drying.
  • Commonly used in moisturizers, emollients lubricate the skin and give the cosmetic product a smooth, soft feeling.
  • You must have tried the standard treatment with emollients, which soften the skin and increase its water content.
Sinónimos

Origen

mid 17th century: from Latin emollient- 'making soft', from the verb emollire, from e- (variant of ex- 'out') + mollis 'soft'.

Derivativos

emollience

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We can count on less patience, less emollience, less nervous anxiety to please everyone (at home, and abroad).
  • But even if the calculated emollience is a stratagem, it confirms one of the most improbable features of his character.
  • Listen to the careful emollience and the surprising promises he made.

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Pronunciación: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
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