(Latin: to soothe, to soften)

demulce (verb), demulces; demulced; demulcing
1. To relieve, or to ease, by making someone calm and more relaxed.
2. To alleviate or to make something less severe.
demulceate (verb), demulceates; demulceated; demulceating
To sooth and to soften.
demulceation (s) (noun), demulceations (pl)
That which is soothing and softening.
demulcent (di MUHL suhnt) (s) (noun), demulcents (pl)
1. A substance which relieves irritation by forming a protective film on the mucous membranes in the mouth: In medicine, a demulcent is a soothing preparation; especially, one that is applied to decrease the intensity of an irritation of an inflamed surface.
2. Etymology: from Latin demulcent, "stroking caressingly or lovingly" from the verb demulcere, from de-, "down, away" + mulcere, "to soothe, to pet", or "to soften".
demulcent (DI muhl suhnt) (adjective), more demulcent, most demulcent
1. A reference to the soothing nature of medicines: The physical therapist applied a demulcent ointment or salve to Mary's body which relieved the inflammation and irritation on her skin.
2. A description of something like a relaxing melody or a peaceful demeanor.
demulcetive (s) (noun), demulcetives (pl)
The act or process of decreasing the harshness or severity of an irritation.
demulcify (verb), demulcifies; demulcified; demulcifying
1. To smooth and to soothe the body.
2. Allaying the irritation of body's surface.
demulcing (adjective), more demulcing, most demulcing
A reference to an oily substance that is used to soothe or to soften an irritated surface; such as, mucous membranes or the skin.
demulsibility (s) (noun), demulsibilities (pl)
An agent that is capable of producing a protective effect on mucous membranes and relieves irritation.