What is another word for unguent?

Pronunciation: [ˈʌnɡənt] (IPA)

Unguent is an old-fashioned term that refers to a medicinal salve or ointment. When searching for synonyms for unguent, you can consider terms like balm, emollient, unguiform, salve, and ointment. Balm is a soothing substance that can provide relief from pain or irritation, while an emollient helps to soften and soothe the skin. Unguiform refers to anything that is shaped or resembles an ointment, and salve is a topical medication applied to a specific area of the skin to treat wounds or other ailments. Ointments, on the other hand, are greasy substances that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions.

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Usage examples for Unguent

Every one has heard of the unguent baths of Caligula, his draughts of melted pearls, his galleys with jewel-studded sterns and gardens and orchards on their decks, his viaduct connecting the Palatine with the Capitoline, his bridge from Bauli to Puteoli, and many another scheme of that wild brain, which had in the end to be paid for in blood.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
He is dressed in the most exact style; his pallium is of the finest wool, white, picked out with purple; his tresses flow with unguent, his fingers glitter with rings, and he smells like Idalium.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
She became big with child, and, by means of an unguent wherewith she anointed her body, her condition remained unsuspected by even the women at the baths, which at that time were taken in common.
"Wisdom and Destiny"
Maurice Maeterlinck

Related words: ointment, cream, balm, unguentum

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