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mollescent

[muh-les-uh nt] /məˈlɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
softening or tending to soften.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin mollēscent- (stem of mollēscēns) (present participle of mollēscere to soften), equivalent to moll(is) soft + -ēscent- -escent
Related forms
mollescence, noun
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