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noun un·guent \ˈəŋ-gwənt, ˈən-; ˈən-jənt\

Simple Definition of unguent

  • : an oily substance that is put on the skin or a wound

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unguent

  1. :  a soothing or healing salve :  ointment

Origin and Etymology of unguent

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin unguentum — more at ointment


First Known Use: 15th century


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noun un·guent \ˈəŋ-gwənt also ˈən-jənt\

Medical Definition of unguent

  1. :  a soothing or healing salve :  ointment




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