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Meaning of LINIMENT

Pronunciation:  'linumunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
 

LINIMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: embrocation
 
 See Also: application, lotion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lin"i*ment\ (l[i^]n"[i^]*ment), n. [L. linimentum, fr.
linire, linere, to besmear, anoint : cf. F. liniment. Cf.
{Letter}, {Lime} a viscous substance.]
A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner
than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one
used as a sedative or a stimulant.

 

 

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