liniment

noun
lin·i·ment | \ˈli-nə-mənt \

Definition of liniment 

: a liquid or semiliquid preparation that is applied to the skin as an anodyne or a counterirritant For four or five days afterward, she felt poorly. Friends came to see about her. Some made camomile tea; others rubbed her with liniment— Toni Morrison … after your walk, soak your feet in warm, not hot, water, followed with some kind of cooling liniment.Prevention

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In other words, Varejao endorsed the use of arnica do mato as a liniment. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Remade Trail Blazers Fall Short of Golden State Warriors in Game 1 MAY 1, 2016," 4 May 2016

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First Known Use of liniment

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liniment

Middle English, from Late Latin linimentum, from Latin linere to smear — more at lime

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lingy

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lining

lining bar

lining figure

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The first known use of liniment was in the 15th century

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liniment

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English Language Learners Definition of liniment

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

liniment

noun
lin·i·ment | \ˈli-nə-mənt \

Kids Definition of liniment

: a liquid medicine rubbed on the skin to ease pain

liniment

noun
lin·i·ment | \ˈlin-ə-mənt \

Medical Definition of liniment 

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

called also embrocation

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