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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of moistening and rubbing a part of the body with a liniment or lotion.
  • n. A liniment or lotion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
  • n. The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
  • n. The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of moistening and rubbing a bruised or injured part with some liquid substance.
  • n. The liquid with which an affected part is rubbed; a fomentation; liniment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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