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ointment (n.)

"unctuous medicinal salve for external application," late 13c., oynement, from Old French oignement "ointment, salve, unguent," from Vulgar Latin *unguimentum, from Latin unguentum (see unguent). The first -t- emerged early 14c. in English, from Old French, which got it by influence of oint, past participle of the verb oindre "to anoint."

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Definitions of ointment from WordNet

ointment (n.)
semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation;
Synonyms: unction / unguent / balm / salve
ointment (n.)
toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin;
Synonyms: cream / emollient
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