| source : web1913 | Unguent \Un"guent\ (?; 277), n. [L. unguentum, from unguere, ungere, to anoint: cf. F. onguent. See {Ointment}, and cf. {Unction}, {Unctuous}.] A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment. --Cowper. Note: An unguent is stiffer than a liniment, but softer than a cerate. | source : wn | unguent n : used for healing or soothing [syn: {ointment}, {balm}, {salve}]