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un·guent

 (ŭng′gwənt)
n.
A salve for soothing or healing; an ointment.

[Middle English, from Latin unguentum, from unguere, to anoint.]

un′guen·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.

unguent

(ˈʌŋɡwənt)
n
(Pharmacology) a less common name for an ointment
[C15: from Latin unguentum, from unguere to anoint]
ˈunguentary adj

un•guent

(ˈʌŋ gwənt)

n.
an ointment or salve, esp. when liquid or semiliquid.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin of unguentum salve, ointment, derivative of unguere to smear, anoint]
un′guen•tar′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unguent - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritationunguent - 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
Translations

unguent

[ˈʌŋgwənt] Nungüento m

unguent

nSalbe f, → Unguentum nt (spec)

un·guent

n. ungüento, medicamento preparado para uso externo.
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Yet beware of being too material, when there is any impediment or obstruction in men's wills; for pre-occupation of mind ever requireth preface of speech; like a fomentation to make the unguent enter.
So she put a golden box into his hand, and directed him how to apply the perfumed unguent which it contained, and where to meet her at midnight.
Are you sure, beautiful Medea," asked Jason, "quite sure, that the unguent in the gold box will prove a remedy against those terrible burns?
For several minutes after my declarations of loyalty we sat facing each other in a pregnant silence broken only by the soft swishing of the punka wallahs and the occasional noise from the pot of unguent which the Head Masseuse was applying liberally to the Master's temples.
Rub generous amounts of the unguent into your scalp, preferably before going to sleep, he says.
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After Easter, the leaves are placed in oil and used as unguent or healing ointment.
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In the void between the triangle of figures, right in the middle, is what appears to be an unguent jar, which the Virgin takes with her right hand from the kneeling Magus.
Objects of daily use, unguent pots, vases, glassware and the like help complete the picture of life at the time.
I am supposed to be trying out the bath oil (pounds 35 for 100ml), but I can't bring myself to waste any of the beautifully-packaged, oriental unguent.
Imelda has treated it with an old unguent and tonight it was not suppurating pus but bleeding.