from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A topical medical preparation intended to be rubbed into the skin with friction, such as to relieve symptoms of arthritis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a liquid preparation for external application, especially one of an oily consistency.
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
Middle English, from Late Latin linīmentum, from Latin linere, linīre, to rub over, anoint; see lei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin linimentum. (Wiktionary)