Un"guent [L. unguentum, from unguere, ungere, to anoint: cf. F. onguent. See Ointment, and cf. Unction, Unctuous.]

A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.

Cowper.

⇒ An unguent is stiffer than a liniment, but softer than a cerate.

 

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