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A salve for soothing or healing; an ointment.
[Middle English, from Latin unguentum, from unguere, to anoint.]
un′guen·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
(Pharmacology) a less common name for an ointment
[C15: from Latin unguentum, from unguere to anoint]
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]
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|Noun||1.||unguent - 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
zinc ointment - an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases