|1.||softening or soothing, esp to the skin|
|2.||helping to avoid confrontation; calming|
|3.||any preparation or substance that has a softening or soothing effect, esp when applied to the skin|
|[C17: from Latin ēmollīre to soften, from mollis soft]|
emollient e·mol·lient (ĭ-mŏl'yənt)
Softening and soothing, especially to the skin. n.
An agent that softens or soothes the skin.