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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.