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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: oignement, from Latin unguentum, from unguere; UNGUENT

ointment

noun
     
oint‧ment [uncountable and countable]
MDDCB a soft cream that you rub into your skin, especially as a medical treatment

➔ fly in the ointment

at fly3 (5)

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