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len•i•tive



Pronunciation: (len'i-tiv), [key]
adj.
1. softening, soothing, or mitigating, as medicines or applications.
2. mildly laxative.

n.
1. a lenitive medicine or application.
2. a mild laxative.
3. Archaic.anything that softens or soothes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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