Liniment meaning

lĭnə-mənt
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A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.
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A medicated liquid to be rubbed on the skin for soothing sore, sprained, or inflamed areas.
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A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.
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A topical medical preparation intended to be rubbed into the skin with friction, such as to relieve symptoms of arthritis.
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Origin of liniment

  • Middle English from Late Latin linīmentum from Latin linere, linīre to rub over, anoint lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin linimentum.

    From Wiktionary