Definition of unguent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌŋɡwənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌŋɡwənt//
[countable, uncountable](formal)
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a soft substance that is used for rubbing onto the skin to heal it Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin unguentum, from unguere ‘anoint’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unguent