Meaning of demulcent

de•mul•cent

Pronunciation: (di-mul'sunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. soothing or mollifying, as a medicinal substance.
—n.
  1. a demulcent substance or agent, often mucilaginous, as for soothing or protecting an irritated mucous membrane.
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