e ‧ mol ‧ li ‧ ent /ɪˈmɒliənt $ ɪˈmɑː-/ BrE AmE adjective formal
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: present participle of emollire 'to soften' ]
1 . making something, especially your skin, softer and smoother:
Almond oil is renowned for its soothing, emollient properties.
2 . making someone feel calmer when they have been angry:
an emollient reply
—emollient noun [countable]