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[soo-int, swint] /ˈsu ɪnt, swɪnt/
the natural grease of the wool of sheep, consisting of a mixture of fatty matter and potassium salts, used as a source of potash and in the preparation of ointments.
Origin of suint
1785-95; < French, Middle French, equivalent to su(er) to sweat (< Latin sūdāre; see sweat) + -in suffix of mass nouns (as in crottin dung); -t after oint, past participle of oindre to rub with oil, anoint Unabridged
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/ˈsuːɪnt; swɪnt/
a water-soluble substance found in the fleece of sheep, consisting of peptides, organic acids, metal ions, and inorganic cations and formed from dried perspiration
Word Origin
C18: from French suer to sweat, from Latin sūdāre
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