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 for ointment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ointment \Oint"ment\, n. [OE. oinement, OF. oignement, fr. F.
     oindre to anoint, L. ungere, unguere; akin to Skr. a[~n]j,
     and to G. anke (in Switzerland) butter. The first t in the E.
     word is due to the influence of anoint. Cf. Anoint,
     Unguent.]
     That which serves to anoint; any soft unctuous substance used
     for smearing or anointing; an unguent.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ointment
      n 1: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine)
           applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an
           irritation [syn: ointment, unction, unguent, balm,
           salve]
      2: toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form
         of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing
         effect when applied to the skin [syn: cream, ointment,
         emollient]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "ointment":
     balm, balsam, blunt, boodle, brass, bread, brilliantine, bucks,
     cabbage, cerate, chips, chrism, chrismal, chrismation, chrismatory,
     chrisom, cold cream, collyrium, cream, demulcent, dinero, dough,
     dressing, embrocation, emollient, extreme unction, eye-lotion,
     eyewash, eyewater, face cream, gelt, gilt, grease, green,
     green stuff, hand lotion, inunction, inunctum, jack, kale, lanolin,
     last rites, lenitive, liniment, lotion, mazuma, moolah, mopus,
     nard, oil, oil of palms, oof, ooftish, petrolatum, pomade, pomatum,
     rhino, rocks, sacramental anointment, sacred unction, salve,
     shekels, simoleons, soothing syrup, spikenard, spondulics, sugar,
     the needful, tin, unction, unguent, unguentum, viaticum, vulnerary,
     wampum
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Ointment
     Various fragrant preparations, also compounds for medical
     purposes, are so called (Ex. 30:25; Ps. 133:2; Isa. 1:6; Amos
     6:6; John 12:3; Rev. 18:13).
     

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