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ˈlɪn ə məntlin·i·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liniment, embrocationnoun

    a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

Wiktionary

  1. linimentnoun

    A topical medical preparation intended to be rubbed into the skin with friction, such as to relieve symptoms of arthritis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Linimentnoun

    Ointment; balsam; unguent.

    Etymology: liniment, French; linimentum, Lat.

    The nostrils, and the jugular arteries, ought to be anointed every morning with this liniment or balsam. Gideon Harvey.

    The wise author of nature hath provided on the rump two glandules, which the bird catches hold upon with her bill, and squeezes out an oily pap or liniment, fit for the inunction of the feathers. John Ray, on Creation.

Wikipedia

  1. Liniment

    Liniment (from Latin: linere, meaning "to anoint"), also called embrocation and heat rub, is a medicated topical preparation for application to the skin. Some liniments have viscosity similar to that of water; others are lotion or balm; still others are in transdermal patches, soft solid sticks, and sprays. Liniment usually is rubbed in to the skin, which the active ingredients penetrate. Liniments are typically sold to relieve pain and stiffness, such as from muscular aches and strains, and arthritis. These are typically formulated from alcohol, acetone, or similar quickly evaporating solvents and contain counterirritant aromatic chemical compounds, such as methyl salicilate, benzoin resin, menthol, and capsaicin. They produce a feeling of warmth within the muscle of the area they are applied to, typically acting as rubefacients via a counterirritant effect. Methyl salicylate, which is the analgesic ingredient in some heat rubs, can be toxic if used to excess. Heating pads are also not recommended for use with heat rubs, because the added warmth may cause overabsorption of the active ingredients.

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  1. liniment

    A liniment is a liquid or lotion, often medicated, that is applied to the skin to relieve pain, stiffness, or other ailments in muscles or joints.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linimentnoun

    a liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant

  2. Etymology: [L. linimentum, fr. linire, linere, to besmear, anoint : cf. F. liniment. Cf. Letter, Lime a viscous substance.]

Wikidata

  1. Liniment

    Liniment, from the Latin linere, to anoint, is a medicated topical preparation for application to the skin. Preparations of this type are also called balm. Liniments are of a similar viscosity to lotions but unlike a lotion a liniment is applied with friction; that is, a liniment is always rubbed in. Liniments are typically sold to relieve pain and stiffness, such as from sore muscles or from arthritis. These liniments typically are formulated from alcohol, acetone, or similar quickly evaporating solvents and contain counterirritant aromatic chemical compounds such as methyl salicilate, benzoin resin, or capsaicin. Opodeldoc is a sort of liniment invented by the physician Paracelsus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Liniment

    lin′i-ment, n. a kind of thin ointment. [L. linimentumlinĕre, to besmear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liniment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liniment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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