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Meaning & Definition of Ointment in English

English

Ointment

/ɔɪntmənt/

noun

1. Semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

    synonym:
  • ointment
  • ,
  • unction
  • ,
  • unguent
  • ,
  • balm
  • ,
  • salve

2. 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

    synonym:
  • cream
  • ,
  • ointment
  • ,
  • emollient

Examples of using

This is the first time I've ever applied this ointment on my wound.
I need anti-itch ointment.