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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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