ointment

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EtymologyEdit

A later form (as if oint + -ment) of oinement, from Old French oignement ‎(an anointing), from oigner, oindre, ongier ‎(to anoint), from Latin ung(u)ō ‎(I anoint), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃engʷ- ‎(anoint).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɔɪnt.mɪnt/, [ˈɔ̃ɪ̃(n)ʔ.mɪ̃(n)ʔ]

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ointment ‎(plural ointments)

  1. (medicine) A viscous preparation of oils and/or fats, usually containing medication, used as a treatment or as an emollient.

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