Ointment Definition

ointmənt
ointments
noun
ointments
A fatty substance applied to the skin for healing or cosmetic purposes; salve; unguent.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Ointment

Noun

Singular:
ointment
Plural:
ointments

Origin of Ointment

  • A later form (as if oint + -ment) of oinement, from Old French oignement (“an anointing"), from oigner, oindre, ongier (“to anoint"), from Latin unguere, ungere (“to anoint").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English oinement from Old French oignement from Vulgar Latin unguimentum from Latin unguentum unguent

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

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