Definition of liniment in English:

liniment

Line breaks: lini|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪnɪm(ə)nt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • An embrocation for rubbing on the body to relieve pain, especially one made with oil.
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    • One popular therapy at this time (which continues today in China) was the combination of anmo with herbal ointments, liniments and salves derived from the Chinese materia medica.
    • His mother's liniment was prime stuff, and allowed him to move the limb often enough to keep the kinks worked out.
    • Oil of wintergreen, also known as methyl salicylate, is a time-honored rub or liniment used for sprains, strains, aches, pains and arthritis.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin linimentum, from Latin linire 'to smear'.

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