[ UK /ˈʌnɡənt/ ]
  1. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
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How To Use unguent In A Sentence

  • At Rome, in the keenest time of her degringolade, when there was gambling even in the holy temples, great ladies (does not Lucian tell us?) did not scruple to squander all they had upon unguents from The Works of Max Beerbohm
  • We'll let's hope that it was tofu-pudding and not some awful unguent of similar viscosity.
  • Pearl Hand traded a couple of pieces of shell for a pot of unguent made from spruce needles, boiled pine needles, and red root. Fire The Sky
  • Two assistants of the torturer bathed the lacerated shoulders of the culprit, applied to them some kind of unguent which immediately closed the wounds, and threw over his back a yellow cloth shaped like a chasuble; Pierrat Torterue meanwhile letting the blood drain from the lashes of his scourge in great drops on to the ground. IV. A Tear for a Drop of Water. Book VI
  • She was proficient in the making of preserves and unguents, could play the harpsichord and the virginals acceptably, could embroider an altarcloth to admiration, and, in spite of a trivial lameness in walking, could dance a coranto or a saraband against any woman between two seas. The Certain Hour
  • This powerful emmenagogue was a kind of unguent composed of several drugs, such as saffron, myrrh, etc., compounded with virgin honey. The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He anoints his body with an endless series of unguents, emollients, lubricants, and conditioners.
  • OBJECTIVE : To study the influence package on weight and appearance and active ingredient content of unguent.
  • Unguents and astringents were in use in the physician's art, and there is reference to "nepenthe," a narcotic drug, and also to the use of sulphur as a disinfectant. Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine
  • Spicel. de morbis daemoniacis, sic a sacrificulis parati unguentis Magicis corpori illitis, ut stultae plebeculae persuadeant tales curari a Sancto Antonio. Anatomy of Melancholy
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