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liniment

 [lin´ĭ-ment]
a medicinal preparation in an oily, soapy, or alcoholic vehicle, intended to be rubbed on the skin as a counterirritant or anodyne.

lin·i·ment

(lin'i-ment), Avoid the misspelling linament.
A liquid preparation for external application or application to the gums; they may be clear dispersions, suspensions, or emulsions, and are frequently applied by friction to the skin; used as counterirritants, rubefacients, anodynes, or cleansing agents.
[L., fr. lino, to smear]

liniment

/lin·i·ment/ (lin´ĭ-mint) an oily liquid preparation to be used on the skin.

liniment

(lĭn′ə-mənt)
n.
A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.

liniment

[lin′imənt]
Etymology: L, linere, to smear
a preparation, usually containing an alcoholic, oily, or soapy vehicle, that is rubbed on the skin as a counterirritant.

liniment

Herbal medicine
A format for delivering a herbal medicine in which an extract of the herb is infused in an oil, alcohol or other volatile base, often heated and applied topically.

lin·i·ment

(lin'i-mĕnt)
A liquid preparation for external use, frequently applied by friction to the skin.

liniment

An irritating fluid rubbed into the skin to promote a mild inflammatory increase in the blood supply to the underlying tissues. Liniments are of limited therapeutic value, but usually have an impressive smell.

lin·i·ment

(lin'i-mĕnt)
Liquid preparation for external application or application to gingiva; frequently applied by friction to skin; used as counterirritants, rubefacients, or cleansing agents.

liniment

a medicinal preparation in an oily, soapy or alcoholic vehicle, intended to be rubbed on the skin as a counterirritant or anodyne.
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2) I have no criticism of the Reading vet, but if you walk into any race paddock you can smell linament.
As a fellow sufferer, my sympathy goes to the swashbuckling old striker - but I can assure him that linament is cheaper, effective and does less damage when applied externally.
Matchroom spokesman John Wischhusen says: "I'm delighted Eamonn is smelling the linament again.
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Not the ones with legs up to their armpits who strut around the Milanese catwalks in Versace, but the ones with sweat dripping from their armpits who strut around the halfway line in linament.
Thurlow, with "very deep lines in his countenance," possessed a "shrivelled complexion of sallow hue" (They Looked Like This 265), and the linaments of Blake's wrathful Thurlow, hence, generate into shrunken "nerves & veins .
The surviving text edited here comprises 409 recipes, which are divided into chapters according to the following categories: "theriacs" and electuaries, "divine remedies" and purgative electuaries, decoctions, pills, confections, pastilles, stomachics, cataplasms, oils, beverages, enemas, collyria, and linaments.