liniment

[ lin-uh-muh nt ]
/ ˈlɪn ə mənt /

noun

a liquid or semiliquid preparation for rubbing on or applying to the skin, as for sprains or bruises, usually soothing or counterirritating.

Origin of liniment

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin linīmentum ointment, equivalent to linī(re) (for Latin linere to smear) + -mentum -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for liniment

liniment

/ (ˈlɪnɪmənt) /

noun

a medicated liquid, usually containing alcohol, camphor, and an oil, applied to the skin to relieve pain, stiffness, etc

Word Origin for liniment

C15: from Late Latin linīmentum, from linere to smear, anoint
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Medicine definitions for liniment

liniment

[ lĭnə-mənt ]

n.

A liquid preparation rubbed into the skin or gums as a counterirritant, rubefacient, anodyne, or cleansing agent.
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