ointment

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a thick viscous preparation for application to the skin, often containing medication
a fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists
{n} a kind of salve to anoint with
An ointment contains only fats or oils, but no water; it does not blend with the skin but forms a separate layer over it *1 Ointments are semisolid preparations for external application to the body Melting point is a factor here In general, ointments refer to a preparation with an oleaginous(fatty) base, such as lard, vaseline, lanolin, etc *3
That which serves to anoint; any soft unctuous substance used for smearing or anointing; an unguent
a substance that is the consistency of butter, petroleum jelly, lip balm, flying ointment, etc (unguent)
{i} soft spreadable mixture that is often medicated and is used to sooth the skin, balmy medicated cream
semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
If you describe someone or something as a fly in the ointment, you think they spoil a situation and prevent it being as successful as you had hoped. Rachel seems to be the one fly in the ointment of Caroline's smooth life. a soft cream that you rub into your skin, especially as a medical treatment fly in the ointment fly (5) (oignement, from unguentum, from unguere; UNGUENT)
Type of dermatological vehicle that has an oil base giving it lubricating properties It is often used to treat dry skin
An ointment is a smooth thick substance that is put on sore skin or a wound to help it heal. A range of ointments and creams is available for the treatment of eczema He received ointment for his flaking skin
Money From the fable De la Vieille qui Oint la Palme au Chevalier (thirteenth century) “Volebant autem praefati clerici aliquem haberë legatum natio'në Romanum, que unguentis Anglicis, auro scilicet et argento solent ad quaelibet inclinari ”- Gervais de Canterbury: Chronicle; Scriptores decem ii , 1533
toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
Money From the fable De la Vieille qui Oint la Palme au Chevalier (thirteenth century) “Volebant autem praefati clerici aliquem haberë legatum natio'në Romanum, que unguentis Anglicis, auro scilicet et argento solent ad quaelibet inclinari ”- Gervais de Canterbury: Chronicle; Scriptores decem ii , 1533
A semisolid, oil-based preparation that contains a medication for topical application
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fly in the ointment
Something which ruins or spoils everything else; a nuisance or problem; an unpleasant or disagreeable detail
fly in the ointment
a small but irritating flaw that spoils the whole thing
a fly in the ointment
(Slang) detracting element; inconvenience that take away from the usefulness of something; drawback
fly in the ointment
fly in the soup, imperfection that appears, drawback that is not at first apparent
fly in the ointment
an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something
mercurial ointment
an ointment containing mercury
ointments
waterless lipids or mixtures of lipids (i e mineral or vegetable oils, paraffins, mineral greases, etc )
ointments
plural of ointment
ointments
Petroleum jelly, wax, or lanolin, used as a base or medium for salves applied externally
zinc ointment
skim balm made from zinc and used for medicinal purposes
zinc ointment
A salve consisting of about 20 percent zinc oxide with beeswax or paraffin and petrolatum, used in the treatment of skin disorders
zinc ointment
an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases
zinc oxide ointment
Zinc ointment
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