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Definition of demulcent (Meaning of demulcent)
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Obtundent Ob*tund"ent, n. [L. obtundens, p. pr. of obtundere.]
	     (Med.)
	     A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation,
	     usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; -- nearly
	     the same as {demulcent}. --Forsyth.
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	  Demulcent De*mul"cent, a. [L. demulcens, p. pr. of demulcere.]
	     Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is
	     demulcent.
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	  Demulcent De*mul"cent, n. (Med.)
	     A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature,
	     supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous
	     membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic,
	     glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.
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