1.semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
2.a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
LinimentLin"i*ment (lĭn"ĭ*m�nt), n. [L. linimentum, fr. linire, linere, to besmear, anoint : cf. F. liniment. Cf. Letter, Lime a viscous substance.] 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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cream; ointment; emollient[Classe]
substance de toilette (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
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bring around, cure, heal - ease, relieve, remedy - alterative, curative, healing, remedial, sanative, therapeutic - salve - balm, cream, embrocation, liniment, ointment, salve, unction, unguent - medical - aesculapian, medical[Dérivé]
medicine, practice of medicine[Domaine]
cream; ointment; emollient[Classe]
(fat; grease), (greasy)[Thème]
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Liniment (or embrocation), from the Latin linere, to anoint, is a medicated topical preparation for application to the skin. Preparations of this type are also called balm. Liniments are of a similar viscosity to lotions (being significantly less viscous than an ointment or cream) but unlike a lotion a liniment is applied with friction; that is, a liniment is always rubbed in.
Liniments are typically sold to relieve pain and stiffness, such as from sore muscles or from arthritis. These liniments typically are formulated from alcohol, acetone, or similar quickly evaporating solvents and contain counterirritant aromatic chemical compounds such as methyl salicilate, benzoin resin, or capsaicin. Opodeldoc is a sort of liniment invented by the physician Paracelsus.
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Liniments are a common substance used by trainers and owners of horses. They may be applied diluted or full-strength, usually added into a bucket of water when sponged on the body. Liniments are especially useful in hot weather to help a hot horse cool down: the alcohols help the product to quickly evaporate, and the oils they contain cause the capillaries in the skin to dilate, also increasing the cooling process.
Liniments should always be applied according to the manufacturer's directions, and diluted as necessary. Many horse owners apply liniments to the legs as a brace, and then wrap over it. In this case, they should be sure that the liniment is not too strong, or it may cause blistering of the skin.
Liniments may be used on the legs and body, but should not be applied to more sensitive areas such as the head, genitals or groin of the horse. The body may also be too sensitive to apply liniments if the horse was recently body-clipped.
In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, the Negro stable buck, Crooks, rubs it on his crooked spine, to ease the pain. In Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men, local witch Granny Aching is known, among other things, for the liberal application of her home brewed Special Sheep Liniment. In Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Anne accidentally bakes a cake with liniment as an ingredient.
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