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.