Definition of ointment in English:

ointment

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔɪntm(ə)nt
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Origin

Middle English: alteration of Old French oignement, from a popular Latin form of Latin unguentum (see unguent); influenced by obsolete oint 'anoint' (from Old French, past participle of oindre 'anoint').

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