liniment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liniment a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Liniment A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liniment In medicine, a liquid preparation for external application, especially one of an oily consistency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Liniment lin′i-ment a kind of thin ointment.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. linimentum, fr. linire, linere, to besmear, anoint : cf. F. liniment,. Cf. Letter Lime a viscous substance
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. linimentumlinĕre, to besmear.

Usage

In literature:

Bill will most likely have some liniment, and that will fix me up.
"The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
This liniment should be applied once a day for two or three days.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
In England it was sold as "American Natural Oil," and used for a liniment.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Another was off in the opposite direction to buy some liniment at Mammoth.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Rad rang for a messenger, and soon had in from a drug store a bottle of strong-smelling liniment, with which he proceeded to massage Joe's arm.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
Your hands just out of hot water and all liniment!
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
During the rest of the day he massaged the Phoenix's back and wings with the liniment.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
In stiff neck, rub well with some liniment, as chloroform liniment, and lie in bed on a hot-water bag.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
He rubbed on the vaseline, fearing the liniment would blister and increase his discomfort, and replaced splint and bandage.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
It isn't broken, however, and I 'll get a soothing liniment, which you are to keep on constantly during the day.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
His sore muscles had to be treated with liniment and electricity, and often massaged.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
It was wet and greasy where some liniment had been applied.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
He should have been in bed and covered with liniments.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
He uses a liniment and it helps him.
"Divided Skates" by Evelyn Raymond
Let's go rub liniment on our wounds, and then we'll make a report to the State Police.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Healing liniment, the inevitable concoction of a mountaineer's cabin, soothed while it dressed the wound.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
She's feeling worse than she lets on, I'm afraid, though I rubbed her back with liniment to make sure.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
This liniment is highly useful in rheumatism, spasms, and other cases of extreme pain.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
I see he wuz doin' sunthin' he ort not to do, meachinness and guilt wuz writ down on his liniment.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Liniments and lotions are applied to the skin for the relief of some near-lying part, such as a muscle, tendon, or joint.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

"Try not my fence," the old man said,
"With 'Mustang Liniment' 'tis spread,
Another vacant spot thar aint."
He answered with a dash of paint--"SAPOLIO."
"Excelsior" by Francis Bret Harte
Singing bandages and lint; salve and cerate without stint,
Singing plenty both of liniment and lotion,
And your mixtures pushed about, and the pills for you served out,
With alacrity and promptitude of motion.
"Nightingale's Song to the Sick Soldier" by Anonymous British