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ointment in Drugs, medicines topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishointmentoint‧ment /ˈɔɪntmənt/ noun [countable, uncountable]  MDDCBa soft cream that you rub into your skin, especially as a medical treatment fly in the ointment at fly2(5)
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ointmentMeasuring the infant, administering vitamin K and eye ointment, and bathing the infant must be saved for later. 6.Do not break any blisters or put any lotions, potions or magic ointments on the burn.I make up my own recipe for stretch mark ointment and of course she was thrilled to have it.Cotton buds. for administering and wiping away surplus ointment, antiseptic washes etc.There had to be a snag, of course, a fly in the ointment.We're very happy, but the largest fly in the ointment is his friend Rita.There was only one fly in the ointment - but it was the smallest, most insignificant of flies.The ointment, made from plants, is applied directly to burned skin.