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 unguere, ungere (to anoint).

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

NounEdit

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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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 01:12