Ointment

  • 1 Ointment — Oint ment, n. [OE. oinement, OF. oignement, fr. F. oindre to anoint, L. ungere, unguere; akin to Skr. a[ n]j, and to G. anke (in Switzerland) butter. The first t in the E. word is due to the influence of anoint. Cf. {Anoint}, {Unguent}.] That… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ointment — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. oignement, from V.L. *unguimentum, from L. unguentum (see UNGUENT (Cf. unguent)). The first t emerged in O.Fr. from oint, pp. of verb oindre to anoint …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 ointment — [n] cream for treatment balm, cerate, demulcent, dressing, embrocation, emollient, lenitive, liniment, lotion, medicine, salve, unguent; concepts 311,466 …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 ointment — ► NOUN ▪ a smooth substance that is rubbed on the skin for medicinal purposes. ORIGIN Old French oignement, from Latin unguentum, from unguere anoint …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 ointment — [oint′mənt] n. [ME oignement < OFr < VL * unguimentum, for L unguentum (see UNGUENT): the t in Eng from assoc. with obs. v. oint, to anoint] a fatty substance applied to the skin for healing or cosmetic purposes; salve; unguent …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Ointment — An ointment is a viscous semisolid preparation used topically on a variety of body surfaces. These include the skin and the mucus membranes of the eye (an eye ointment ), vagina, anus, and nose. An ointment may or may not be… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 ointment — n. 1) to apply, rub in, rub on an ointment 2) a skin ointment * * * [ ɔɪntmənt] rub in rub on an ointment a skin ointment to apply …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 ointment — [[t]ɔ͟ɪntmənt[/t]] ointments 1) N MASS An ointment is a smooth thick substance that is put on sore skin or a wound to help it heal. A range of ointments and creams is available for the treatment of eczema... I saw his legs being bathed and new… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 ointment — noun … OF OINTMENT ▪ tube VERB + OINTMENT ▪ apply, put on, rub on ▪ He put some ointment on the cut. ▪ use …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 Ointment — A medication preparation that is applied topically (onto the skin). An ointment has an oil base whereas a cream is water soluble. (The word ointment comes from the Latin ungere meaning anoint with oil). * * * A semisolid preparation usually… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 ointment — UK [ˈɔɪntmənt] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms ointment : singular ointment plural ointments a thick smooth substance that you put on sore or injured skin • See: fly II …

    English dictionary

  • 12 ointment — See: PLY IN THE OINTMENT …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 13 ointment — See: PLY IN THE OINTMENT …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 ointment — 1) Olive oil mixed with fragrant spices (Esther 2:12). 2) The ‘costly ointment’ poured on Jesus head at Bethany (Matt. 26:7) was of ‘nard’ (Mark 14:3), an aromatic oil from India, alleged to be worth 300 denarii [[➝ denarius]] (John 12:5). An… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 15 ointment — oint|ment [ˈɔıntmənt] n [U and C] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: oignement, from Latin unguentum, from unguere; UNGUENT] a soft cream that you rub into your skin, especially as a medical treatment →fly in the ointment at ↑fly3 (5) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 ointment — See: fly in the ointment …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 17 ointment — noun (C, U) a soft substance made of solid oil that you rub into your skin, especially as a medical treatment see also: fly in the ointment fly 3 (5) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 ointment — noun apply the ointment twice a day Syn: lotion, cream, salve, liniment, rub, gel, balm, emollient, unguent; formal embrocation; technical humectant; proprietary Vaseline …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 ointment — tepalas statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Vartoti ant odos skirtas puskietis vienadozis arba daugiadozis preparatas, sudarytas iš vienos fazės pagrindo, kuriame gali būti išsklaidomos kietosios ar skystosios medžiagos.… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 20 ointment — tepalas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Minkšta vaistų forma. atitikmenys: angl. ointment; salve rus. смазка …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas