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liniment

[lin-uh-muh nt] /ˈlɪn ə mənt/
noun
1.
a liquid or semiliquid preparation for rubbing on or applying to the skin, as for sprains or bruises, usually soothing or counterirritating.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin linīmentum ointment, equivalent to linī(re) (for Latin linere to smear) + -mentum -ment
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  • He noticed details, from the paint-chipped walls to the hazy air tinged with cigar smoke and liniment.
  • The company's on-site physician downplayed the employee's injuries and told her to apply liniment and return to work the next day.
  • He could also get a bandage, a haircut, or horse liniment for his sore muscles.
  • Every family had a liniment of their own compounding the virtues of which they proudly boasted.
British Dictionary definitions for liniment

liniment

/ˈlɪnɪmənt/
noun
1.
a medicated liquid, usually containing alcohol, camphor, and an oil, applied to the skin to relieve pain, stiffness, etc
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin linīmentum, from linere to smear, anoint
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Word Origin and History for liniment
n.

early 15c., from Late Latin linimentum "a soft ointment," from Latin linire, collateral form of earlier linere "to daub, smear," from PIE root *(s)lei- "slime, slimy, sticky" (see slime (n.)).

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liniment in Medicine

liniment lin·i·ment (lĭn'ə-mənt)
n.
A liquid preparation rubbed into the skin or gums as a counterirritant, rubefacient, anodyne, or cleansing agent.

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