American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A salve for soothing or healing; an ointment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any soft composition used as an ointment or for lubrication.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.
- n. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
- From Latin unguentum ("ointment"), from unguō ("smear with ointment"), from Proto-Indo-European *ongw- (“to salve”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin unguentum, from unguere, to anoint. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now, Sharpe, the fly in our unguent is the fact these royal guards are all Irish.”
“Sure, someone recently offered to send me some kind of unguent to evaluate, but I declined.”
“Two assistants of the torturer bathed the lacerated shoulders of the culprit, applied to them some kind of unguent which immediately closed the wounds, and threw over his back a yellow cloth shaped like a chasuble; Pierrat Torterue meanwhile letting the blood drain from the lashes of his scourge in great drops on to the ground.”
“This powerful emmenagogue was a kind of unguent composed of several drugs, such as saffron, myrrh, etc., compounded with virgin honey.”
“I don't know about you guys, but I'm still having trouble with the word "salvific" It just sounds like some kind of unguent to me …”
“Pearl Hand traded a couple of pieces of shell for a pot of unguent made from spruce needles, boiled pine needles, and red root.”
“I made an appointment with him and was shown it floating in a jar of clean unguent.”
“The unguent softened the hard ridges of the scar, allowed it to become more pliable, and relieved him from the agony of just moving.”
“He carried no unguent, so apparently, I had carried that point.”
“They never considered getting an unguent for those itchy fingers.”
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