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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ointment  \Oint"ment\,  n.  [OE.  oinement,  OF  oignement,  fr.F. 
  oindre  to  anoint,  L.  ungere  unguere  akin  to  Skr.  a?j,  and 
  to  G.  anke  (in  Switzerland)  butter.  The  first  t  in  the  E. 
  word  is  due  to  the  influence  of  anoint.  Cf  {Anoint}, 
  That  which  serves  to  anoint;  any  soft  unctuous  substance  used 
  for  smearing  or  anointing;  an  unguent. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  used  for  healing  or  soothing  [syn:  {unguent},  {balm},  {salve}] 
  2:  any  of  various  substances  resembling  cream  that  have  a 
  soothing  effect  when  applied  to  the  skin  [syn:  {cream},  {emollient}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Various  fragrant  preparations,  also  compounds  for  medical 
  purposes,  are  so  called  (Ex.  30:25;  Ps  133:2;  Isa.  1:6;  Amos 
  6:6;  John  12:3;  Rev.  18:13). 

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