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Meaning of UNGUENT

Pronunciation:  'unggwunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
 

UNGUENT is a 7 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: balm, ointment, salve, unction
 
 See Also: arnica, baby oil, balsam, carron oil, cerate, chrism, chrisom, curative, cure, holy oil, lanolin, lip balm, mentholated salve, mercurial ointment, remedy, sacramental oil, wool fat, wool grease, zinc ointment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un"guent\ (?; 277), n. [L. unguentum, from unguere,
ungere, to anoint: cf. F. onguent. See {Ointment}, and cf.
{Unction}, {Unctuous}.]
A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an
ointment. --Cowper.

Note: An unguent is stiffer than a liniment, but softer than
      a cerate.

 

 

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