Definitions for ointmentˈɔɪnt mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oint•mentˈɔɪnt mənt(n.)

  1. a soft, unctuous preparation, often medicated, for application to the skin.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of ointment:

1400–50; late ME oynt(e)ment, b. of ME oynement, oignement (< OF 蠐 L unguentum; see unguent ) and ointen, var. of enointen to anoint

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


  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)

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any greasy substance rubbed on the skin to heal injuries etc.

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