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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Definitions for unguent

  1. 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. Lawrence Wright, God's Favorite
The window-sill was cluttered with shampoos and soaps and unguents. Amit Chaudhuri, Freedom Song
Origin of unguent
late Middle English
Unguent comes from Latin unguentum, from unguere, "to anoint."