1. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Synonyms: salve balm unction unguent
Related terms: remedy baby_oil carron_oil cerate chrism arnica lip_balm mentholated_salve mercurial_ointment petrolatum balsam zinc_ointment lanolin lanolin medicine
2. [ noun ] toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
Synonyms: emollient cream
Related terms: toiletry hand_cream nard sunscreen lanolin cold_cream cream