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English noun: ointment

1. ointment (artifact) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

Synonymsbalm, salve, unction, unguent

Broader (hypernym)curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

Narrower (hyponym)arnica, baby oil, balsam, carron oil, cerate, chrism, chrisom, holy oil, lip balm, mentholated salve, mercurial ointment, sacramental oil, zinc ointment

Substance holonymlanolin, wool fat, wool grease

Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

2. ointment (artifact) toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

Synonymscream, emollient

Broader (hypernym)toilet articles, toiletry

Narrower (hyponym)cold cream, coldcream, face cream, hand cream, lanolin, nard, spikenard, sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen, vanishing cream

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