Thursday, October 25, 2001
Definitions for unguent
- A salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.
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Citations for unguent
As a blond nurse . . . leaned over and began to swab a stinging green unguent on the throbbing wound.
The window-sill was cluttered with shampoos and soaps and unguents.
Origin of unguent
late Middle English
Unguent comes from Latin unguentum, from unguere, "to anoint."