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Meaning of OINTMENT

Pronunciation:  'oyntmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
  2. [n]  semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

OINTMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: balm, cream, emollient, salve, unction, unguent
 See Also: arnica, baby oil, balsam, carron oil, cerate, chrism, chrisom, cold cream, curative, cure, face cream, hand cream, holy oil, lanolin, lip balm, mentholated salve, mercurial ointment, nard, remedy, sacramental oil, spikenard, sunblock, sunblocker, sunscreen, toilet article, toiletries, toiletry, vanishing cream, wool fat, wool grease, zinc ointment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Oint"ment\, n. [OE. oinement, OF. oignement, fr.F.
oindre to anoint, L. ungere, unguere; akin to Skr. a?j, and
to G. anke (in Switzerland) butter. The first t in the E.
word is due to the influence of anoint. Cf. {Anoint},
That which serves to anoint; any soft unctuous substance used
for smearing or anointing; an unguent.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing ointment in your dream means a healing process. It also implies the forming of new friendships that will prove beneficial and enjoyable.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Various fragrant preparations, also compounds for medical purposes, are so called (Ex. 30:25; Ps. 133:2; Isa. 1:6; Amos 6:6; John 12:3; Rev. 18:13).

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: balm, balsam, blunt, boodle, brass, bread, brilliantine, bucks, cabbage, cerate, chips, chrism, chrismal, chrismation, chrismatory, chrisom, cold cream, collyrium, cream, demulcent, dinero, dough, dressing, embrocation, emollient, extreme unction, eye-lotion, eyewash, eyewater, face cream, gelt, gilt, grease, green, green stuff, hand lotion, inunction, inunctum, jack, kale, lanolin, last rites, lenitive, liniment, lotion, mazuma, moolah, mopus, nard, oil, oil of palms, oof, ooftish, petrolatum, pomade, pomatum, rhino, rocks, sacramental anointment, sacred unction, salve, shekels, simoleons, soothing syrup, spikenard, spondulics, sugar, the needful, tin, unction, unguent, unguentum, viaticum, vulnerary, wampum