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Meaning of UNGUENT

Pronunciation:  'unggwunt

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.