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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.
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unguent

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

unguent

[ˈʌŋgwənt] Nungüento m
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unguent

nSalbe f, → Unguentum nt (spec)
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un·guent

n. ungüento, medicamento preparado para uso externo.
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(87) The second are irregular case endings such as "unguentum" for unguento and the plural "Marias" for Mariae (see fig.