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.
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LINIMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of liniment for English Language Learners
: a liquid that is rubbed on your skin to relieve pain or stiffness in your muscles
LINIMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of liniment for Students
: a liquid medicine rubbed on the skin to ease pain
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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