[lin-uh-muh nt] /ˈlɪn ə mənt/

a liquid or semiliquid preparation for rubbing on or applying to the skin, as for sprains or bruises, usually soothing or counterirritating.
a medicated liquid, usually containing alcohol, camphor, and an oil, applied to the skin to relieve pain, stiffness, etc

early 15c., from Late Latin linimentum “a soft ointment,” from Latin linire, collateral form of earlier linere “to daub, smear,” from PIE root *(s)lei- “slime, slimy, sticky” (see slime (n.)).

liniment lin·i·ment (lĭn’ə-mənt)
A liquid preparation rubbed into the skin or gums as a counterirritant, rubefacient, anodyne, or cleansing agent.


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