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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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The whole contents of the bottle were released on to the tender Easterby flesh, at which point the great man jumped off the bed and dashed for the bathroom to rinse the more tender parts of his anatomy onto which the strong liniment had inadvertently seeped.
And you can also buy liniments, gels, and ointments that contain anti-inflammatory medications.
He prefer Sloane's Liniment and Canadian Healing Oil'.
We had to give the place a bit of a clean to get rid of the smell of liniment and the kit man was keen to get the room back afterwards ready for the match on the Saturday but hopefully it was special.
You can smell us coming a mile away from all the liniment on our bodies.
They gathered to be treated with a liniment made of turpentine, acetic acid, and egg yolk--much like the foot patch ingredients.
Rosemary's analgesic action, found in the infused oil or liniment, brings blood flow to an area, helps ease tense muscles and inflamed joints, and relieves arthritic/rheumatic conditions.
A row about engagements among the Yeldings had persuaded Harry to change his name to Sloan, the name of a liniment he had spotted on the back of a match box when lighting a cigar.
It seems British consumers at the time associated wintergreen with liniment to be rubbed on sore muscles, not brushed on their teeth.
Tenderly, gingerly, we begin to dig, and almost as soon as the sod is peeled away, the detritus of life from another age comes up blinking at the light of day: a tiny china doll sporting dimpled buttocks and chubby, hopeful thighs; the head of a French courtesan, cheeks still rouged; a long brown bottle, emptied of the liniment that soothed the bodies from which I would eventually spring; shards of porcelain literally representing the dreams of a garrulous Irish culture dashed up against the mute Australian bush.