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Definition of "unguent" []

  • A salve for soothing or healing; an ointment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unguent" in a sentence
  • "Now, Sharpe, the fly in our unguent is the fact these royal guards are all Irish."
  • "Sure, someone recently offered to send me some kind of unguent to evaluate, but I declined."
  • "Two assistants of the torturer bathed the lacerated shoulders of the culprit, applied to them some kind of unguent which immediately closed the wounds, and threw over his back a yellow cloth shaped like a chasuble; Pierrat Torterue meanwhile letting the blood drain from the lashes of his scourge in great drops on to the ground."