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unguent (n.)

"ointment," early 15c., from Latin unguentem "ointment," from stem of unguere "to anoint or smear with ointment," from PIE root *ongw- "to salve, anoint" (source also of Sanskrit anakti "anoints, smears," Armenian aucanem "I anoint," Old Prussian anctan "butter," Old High German ancho, German anke "butter," Old Irish imb, Welsh ymenyn "butter").

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Definitions of unguent

unguent (n.)
semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation;
Synonyms: ointment / unction / balm / salve
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