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zinc ointment Syllabification: zinc oint·ment
Pronunciation: /ziNGk ˈointmənt/
(in full zinc oxide ointment)

Definition of zinc ointment in English:


Ointment containing zinc oxide, used for various skin conditions.
Example sentences
  • Applying copious amounts of polymyxin B-bacitracin zinc ointment over several days should emulsify and remove residual tar.
  • Using a cotton swab, apply a few drops of vitamin E from a capsule or a dab of zinc ointment inside the tip of your nose every night before bed until your nosebleeds stop.
  • In winter, zinc ointment protects skiers the sun and from its often intense reflection off the snow.
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