liniment

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noun lin·i·ment \ˈli-nə-mənt\

Definition of liniment

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of liniment

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


First Known Use: 15th century


LINIMENT Defined for English Language Learners

liniment

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noun lin·i·ment \ˈli-nə-mənt\

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

liniment

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noun lin·i·ment \ˈli-nə-mənt\

Definition of liniment for Students

  1. :  a liquid medicine rubbed on the skin to ease pain


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liniment

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noun lin·i·ment \ˈlin-ə-mənt\

Medical Definition of liniment

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


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