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liniment,

liquid preparation rubbed on skin, used to relieve muscular aches and pains. It contains some substance that when rubbed over the affected part causes mild irritation and often brings more blood to the painful part. Most liniments contain camphor, oil of turpentine, oil of wintergreen, or ethyl alcohol. See salicylatesalicylate
, any of a group of analgesics, or painkilling drugs, that are derivatives of salicylic acid. The best known is acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. Now often made synthetically, they were originally derived from salicin,
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liniment

[′lin·ə·mənt]
(pharmacology)
A heat-generating liquid that is thinner than ointment and is applied to the skin with friction.

liniment

a medicated liquid, usually containing alcohol, camphor, and an oil, applied to the skin to relieve pain, stiffness, etc.
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Mother had not rubbed my brother with Sloan's Liniment.
The whole contents of the bottle were released on to the tender Easterby flesh, at which point the great man jumped off the bed and dashed for the bathroom to rinse the more tender parts of his anatomy onto which the strong liniment had inadvertently seeped.
And you can also buy liniments, gels, and ointments that contain anti-inflammatory medications.
As such, this action makes the herb effective in poultices and as a very effective liniment or massaging agent to relieve muscular aches and pains, painful arthritic and rheumatic joints, and chronic rheumatism.
After the swelling is down, by the second or third day, heat and liniment can be beneficial, and the area massaged to increase circulation.
We had to give the place a bit of a clean to get rid of the smell of liniment and the kit man was keen to get the room back afterwards ready for the match on the Saturday but hopefully it was special.
Aged for six years, Russell's Reserve Rye reveals some of that Wild Turkey house style--bold, spicy and complex, with a generous nose of liniment, leather, almond, oak and spices.
You can smell us coming a mile away from all the liniment on our bodies.
They gathered to be treated with a liniment made of turpentine, acetic acid, and egg yolk--much like the foot patch ingredients.
A row about engagements among the Yeldings had persuaded Harry to change his name to Sloan, the name of a liniment he had spotted on the back of a match box when lighting a cigar.
It seems British consumers at the time associated wintergreen with liniment to be rubbed on sore muscles, not brushed on their teeth.
Tenderly, gingerly, we begin to dig, and almost as soon as the sod is peeled away, the detritus of life from another age comes up blinking at the light of day: a tiny china doll sporting dimpled buttocks and chubby, hopeful thighs; the head of a French courtesan, cheeks still rouged; a long brown bottle, emptied of the liniment that soothed the bodies from which I would eventually spring; shards of porcelain literally representing the dreams of a garrulous Irish culture dashed up against the mute Australian bush.