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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.
References in classic literature ?
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?
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.
19) Celsus supports this claim and recommends instilling poppy with unguent of almonds, saffron and myrrh:
With an assist from an unguent "mad scientist" in Utah, the Old Chub Stick (made with Oskar Blues' Old Chub Scottish Style Ale, beeswax, macadamia nut oil and other ingredients) became a reality late last year.
SO I'm lying there in this spa, with one beautiful woman rubbing a ginger and lime unguent into my back and neck, and another treating my feet with life-enhancing ointments.
Any drug (prescription, of course), any lotion, any herb, any unguent.
3) Called variously the "armary unguent," "magnetic unguent," "powder of sympathy," and "powder of vitriol," it was reputed to heal wounds without being applied directly to them.
Although Roberto managed to uncover the scheme, one involving the communication of time at a distance through the use of a weapon unguent and the science of "Simpatia," his boat capsized in the south Pacific before he could capitalize on his discovery.
The Virgin's daffodil-blonde skin and hair are tinged with peach and blush-pink, and her child is the colour of the unguent egg-yolk Masaccio would have used to fix his pigments, as if in celebration of his medium.
Aphrodite's Unguent - an ancient blend of nitrogen and snobs to turn that excess weight into saliva, which can then be harmlessly spat out, " said Dr Alimantado.
On a small table before Osiris is an offering of an unguent jar (an ointment used on the mummy) and lotus blossoms.