liniment

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lin·i·ment

noun \ˈli-nə-mənt\

: a liquid that is rubbed on your skin to relieve pain or stiffness in your muscles

Full Definition of LINIMENT

:  a liquid or semiliquid preparation that is applied to the skin as an anodyne or a counterirritant

Origin of LINIMENT

Middle English, from Late Latin linimentum, from Latin linere to smear — more at lime
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

lin·i·ment

noun \ˈlin-ə-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINIMENT

: a liquid or semifluid preparation that is applied to the skin as an anodyne or a counterirritant—called also embrocation

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