Unguent Un"guent (?; 277), n. [L. unguentum, from unguere, ungere, to anoint: cf. F. onguent. See {Ointment}, and cf. {Unction}, {Unctuous}.] A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Note: An unguent is stiffer than a liniment, but softer than a cerate. [1913 Webster]

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