Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An assuasive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An assuasive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soothing application; a liniment.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin lenimentum: compare Old French leniment. See lenient.

Examples

  • Indian man some volitile leniment to rub his knee and thye for a pain of which he Complained. the fellow Soon after recovered and have never

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • & arms well rubed with Volitile leniment all of those pore people thought themselves much benifited by what had been done for them, and at 3 P.M. they all returned to their Villages well satisfied. at 5 P.M. Potts, Shabono &c. returned from the Village with about 6 bushels of the root the nativs Call Cowse and Some bread of the Same root.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.