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oint·ment

 (oint′mənt)
n.
A highly viscous or semisolid substance used on the skin as a cosmetic, emollient, or medicament; a salve.

[Middle English oinement, from Old French oignement, from Vulgar Latin *unguimentum, from Latin unguentum; see unguent.]

ointment

(ˈɔɪntmənt)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a fatty or oily medicated formulation applied to the skin to heal or protect
2. (Pharmacology) a similar substance used as a cosmetic
[C14: from Old French oignement, from Latin unguentum unguent]

oint•ment

(ˈɔɪnt mənt)

n.
a soft, unctuous preparation, often medicated, for application to the skin.
[1400–50; late Middle English oynt(e)ment, b. of Middle English oynement, oignement (< Old French « Latin unguentum; see unguent) and ointen, variant of enointen to anoint]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ointment - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritationointment - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
arnica - an ointment used in treating bruises
baby oil - an ointment for babies
balsam - an ointment containing a fragrant resin
carron oil - an ointment formerly used to treat burns
cerate - a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin
chrism, chrisom, holy oil, sacramental oil - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
lip balm - a balm applied to the lips
mentholated salve - a salve containing menthol
mercurial ointment - an ointment containing mercury
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
zinc ointment - an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
lanolin, wool fat, wool grease - a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
2.ointment - toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skinointment - toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
cold cream, coldcream, face cream, vanishing cream - a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin
hand cream - moisturizing cream for the hands
lanolin - an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
nard, spikenard - an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen - a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

ointment

noun salve, dressing, cream, lotion, balm, lubricant, emollient, liniment, embrocation, unguent, cerate a range of ointments for the treatment of eczema
fly in the ointment problem, trouble, difficulty, complication, uphill (S. African) The only fly in the ointment is his ex-wife.
Translations
مَرْهَممِرْهَمٌ
mast
salve
voide
mast
smyrsl
軟膏
연고
ziede, smēre
melem
salva
ขี้ผึ้ง
thuốc mỡ

ointment

[ˈɔɪntmənt] Nungüento m, pomada f

ointment

[ˈɔɪntmənt] npommade f
the fly in the ointment
The fly in the ointment is debt of 485.7 million → Le hic, c'est une dette de 485,7 millions de dollars.
There is one small fly in the ointment → Il y a juste un petit hic ...

ointment

nSalbe f

ointment

[ˈɔɪntmənt] nunguento

ointment

(ˈointmənt) noun
any greasy substance rubbed on the skin to heal injuries etc.

ointment

مِرْهَمٌ mast salve Salbe αλοιφή ungüento voide pommade mast unguento 軟膏 연고 zalf salve smarowidło pomada мазь salva ขี้ผึ้ง merhem thuốc mỡ 药膏

oint·ment

n. ungüento, pomada, unto, untura; medicamento oleaginoso semisólido de uso externo.

ointment

n pomada, ungüento
References in classic literature ?
On this point the landlord told him he was mistaken; for, though not recorded in the histories, because in the author's opinion there was no need to mention anything so obvious and necessary as money and clean shirts, it was not to be supposed therefore that they did not carry them, and he might regard it as certain and established that all knights-errant (about whom there were so many full and unimpeachable books) carried well-furnished purses in case of emergency, and likewise carried shirts and a little box of ointment to cure the wounds they received.
 "An ointment for my cracked and bleeding crown.
As he spoke he drew a small case of medicines from his pocket and rubbed the neck of the hunchback with some ointment made of balsam.
Meanwhile a leech bound up his hand with ointment, promising him that he should soon have its use again.
But as the fly in his ointment of jovial irresponsibility was his wife, Lenerengo--the prize shrew of Somo, who was as lean about the middle and all the rest of her as her husband was rotund; who was as remarkably sharp-spoken as he was soft-spoken; who was as ceaselessly energetic as he was unceasingly idle; and who had been born with a taste for the world as sour in her mouth as it was sweet in his.
She had been diligently collecting names for it ever since the preceding autumn and had a goodly number; but Kitty Marr had one more and this was certainly a fly in Cecily's ointment.
The fly in Ikey's ointment (thrice welcome, pat trope
The men immediately hastened to collect a quantity of it, to use as an ointment for the galled backs of their horses, and as a balsam for their own pains and aches.
It's like the choice ointment, From the head to the beard did go; Down Aaron's head, that downward went His garment's skirts unto.
But before this, they had daubed my face and both my hands with a sort of ointment, very pleasant to the smell, which, in a few minutes, removed all the smart of their arrows.
Further observation convinced us that it had been regularly frequented, and, as we afterwards conjectured from particular indications, for the purpose of obtaining a certain root, from which the natives obtained a kind of ointment.
Afterwards he plentifully smeared the injured places with some antiseptic ointment, of which there was a pot in the little box, and we covered them with the remains of a pocket-handkerchief which we possessed.