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Definition of ointment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1a smooth substance that you rub on the skin to heal a wound or sore place synonym cream
  2. 2 antiseptic ointment
  3. Idioms
    a/the fly in the ointment
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    a person or thing that spoils a situation or an occasion that is fine in all other ways
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ointment

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