Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
demulcent

de·mul·cent

demulcent

 
pronunciation:
dih muhl snt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: soothing, as an ointment or the like.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an oily or sticky substance used esp. to soothe irritation in mucous membranes.
If you have a sore throat, licorice root is a natural demulcent.