Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ointment

2 senses of ointment

Sense 1
ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve -- (semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation)
       => remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic -- (a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain)

Sense 2
cream, ointment, emollient -- (toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin)
       => toiletry, toilet articles -- (artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body))

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