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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Emollient" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Emollient
Moisturizers or emollients (/ɨˈmɒliənts/) are complex mixtures of chemical agents specially designed to make the external layers of the skin (epidermis) softer and more pliable. They increase the skin's hydration (water content) by reducing evaporation. Naturally occurring skin lipids and sterols, as well as artificial or natural oils, humectants, emollients, lubricants, etc., may be part of the composition of commercial skin moisturizers. They usually are available as commercial products for cosmetic and therapeutic uses, but can also be made at home using common pharmacy ingredients. - See link

 

Emollient in Spanish is Emoliente
Un emoliente (del latín emolliens, -entis, que ablanda) es una sustancia usada como medicamento para ablandar una dureza, tumor o inflamación. - See link

 

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Definition of Emollient in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Emollient in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Emollient - See link.
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