• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Demulce To soothe; to mollify; to pacify; to soften.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • demulce To soothe, mollify, or pacify.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. demulcere,; de-, + mulcere, to stroke, soothe


In literature:

Use for enemas, topical applications, and demulcents.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Bland and demulcent, spermaceti is employed as an ingredient in ointments, cosmetics, and cerates.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
Associated Words: phlogistic, phlogogenous, antiphlogistic, demulcent delitescence.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Demulcent drinks, milk, and ice.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
It is little more than a demulcent, and in this country is not employed as a medicine.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
Aromatic and demulcent drafts may be given to produce a soothing effect on the mucous lining of the stomachs and to promote digestion.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
How demulcent the effect of a gracious voice, and how rasping that of a snappish one!
"The Voice and Spiritual Education" by Hiram Corson
Blue Cohosh, official in the United States Pharmacopoeia for 1890, is used as a demulcent, antispasmodic, emmenagogue and diuretic.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
It is a demulcent, and at the same time the most refreshing drink that can be taken.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
The fruit is purgative, demulcent, and is used in some forms of cutaneous affections.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Demulcent drinks should be freely given subsequently, with soothing applications to the bowels.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner