Definition of mollient in US English:

mollient

adjective

  • Softening, soothing.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin mollient-, molliēns, present participle of mollīre to soften, specifically (in medical use) to soften or relax (the body) from mollis soft; compare -ent. With use as noun, compare earlier mollificative, mollitive, mollifying, mollification, mollifier. With use as adjective, compare earlier mollificative, mollifying, mollitive.

Pronunciation

mollient

/ˈmɒlɪənt/