unguent

noun un·guent \ ˈəŋ-gwənt , ˈən- ; ˈən-jənt \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of unguent

: a soothing or healing salve : ointment

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Origin and Etymology of unguent

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


UNGUENT Defined for English Language Learners

unguent

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Definition of unguent for English Language Learners

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


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unguent

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

medical Definition of unguent

: a soothing or healing salve : ointment

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