Softening and soothing, especially to the skin. (adjective)
Making less harsh or abrasive; mollifying: the emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator. (adjective)
An agent that softens or soothes the skin. (noun)
An agent that assuages or mollifies. (noun)
Examples of word emollient
From what I’ve been able to glean online, it’s a hormonal thing, and no amount of soaking in emollient baths seems to make a blind bit of difference.
Peter Riddell, author of "The Unfulfilled Prime Minister: Tony Blair and the End of Optimism," says that if Brown, once he's become prime minister, cannot be "emollient" to hard-core Blairites, the "fault lines" will widen, possibly splitting the party in two.
"You clearly have no idea at all about what I actually said but I wouldn't want you to let the facts get in the way of a good rant," replied the ever emollient Davies.
Senior officials and diplomats in Brussels confirmed that the IMF threat to pull the plug on its funding, in stark contrast to the more emollient line of Strauss-Kahn, had been defused because of a German climbdown.
Ever emollient, she adds: "If we succeed it should mean that the rest of the system should be doing more and better."