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Definition 1: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ointment in the sense of this definition

(ointment is a kind of ...) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

(... is a kind of ointment ) an ointment used in treating bruises

(... is a kind of ointment ) an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases

(... is a kind of ointment ) an ointment containing mercury

(... is a kind of ointment ) a salve containing menthol

(... is a kind of ointment ) a balm applied to the lips

(... is a kind of ointment ) a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam

(... is a kind of ointment ) a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin

(... is a kind of ointment ) an ointment formerly used to treat burns

(... is a kind of ointment ) an ointment containing a fragrant resin

(... is a kind of ointment ) an ointment for babies

(ointment is made of the substance ...) a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics

(ointment belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 2: toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ointment in the sense of this definition

(ointment is a kind of ...) artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

(... is a kind of ointment ) a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening and cleaning the skin

(... is a kind of ointment ) moisturizing cream for the hands

(... is a kind of ointment ) an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)

(... is a kind of ointment ) an aromatic ointment used in antiquity

(... is a kind of ointment ) a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn

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