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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Liniment  \Lin"i*ment\  (l[i^]n"[i^]*ment),  n.  [L.  linimentum  fr 
  linire  linere,  to  besmear,  anoint  :  cf  F.  liniment.  Cf 
  {Letter},  {Lime}  a  viscous  substance.] 
  A  liquid  or  semiliquid  preparation  of  a  consistence  thinner 
  than  an  ointment,  applied  to  the  skin  by  friction,  esp.  one 
  used  as  a  sedative  or  a  stimulant. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  medicinal  liquid  that  is  rubbed  into  the  skin  to  relieve 
  muscular  stiffness  and  pain  [syn:  {embrocation}] 

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