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ointment

oint·ment

ointment

 
 
pronunciation:
oInt mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of various usu. semisolid preparations made to be rubbed into the skin for medicinal, cosmetic, or moistening purposes.
The doctor prescribed an ointment for the rash.
synonyms:
balm, cream, embrocation, lotion, moisturizer, salve, unguent
similar words:
balsam, dressing, emollient, liniment
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