Emollescence Em`ol*les"cence, n. [L. e out + mollescere, incho. fr. mollere to be soft, mollis soft.] That degree of softness in a body beginning to melt which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusibility. [1913 Webster]

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  • emollescence — emollescˈence noun Incipient fusion • • • Main Entry: ↑emollient …   Useful english dictionary

  • emollient —   a.,n. softening or soothing (substance).    ♦ emollescence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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