a medicated liquid to be rubbed on the skin for soothing sore, sprained, or inflamed areas
Origin of linimentMiddle English lynyment ; from Late Latin linimentum ; from Classical Latin linere, to smear: see lime
A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.
Origin of linimentMiddle English, from Late Latin linīmentum, from Latin linere, linīre, to rub over, anoint; see lei- in Indo-European roots.
From Late Latin linimentum.