Definitions for ointmentˈɔɪnt mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve(noun)

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

  2. cream, ointment, emollient(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. ointment(Noun)

    a viscous preparation of oils and/or fats, usually containing medication, used as a treatment or as an emollient. (compare with cream)

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    What is the usual healing time for; . . . . . . . 'A fly in the ointment'?

  2. Art Hogan:

    I think the Fed is desperate to raise rates this year and I think it will happen in September. The only fly in the ointment is the inflation rate which is below what the Fed wants.


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