An unguent is a soothing preparation spread on wounds, burns, rashes, abrasions or other topical injuries (i.e. damage to the skin). It is similar to an ointment, though typically an unguent is less viscous and more oily. It is usually delivered as a semi-solid paste spread on the skin and is often oily to suspend the medication or other active ingredients.
During the Victorian era, the use of the unguent Macassar Oil on the hair became so popular that antimacassars were invented to prevent damage to furniture.
Oily or greasy.
Rich, lush, intense, with layers of concentrated, soft, velvety flavor.
Profusely polite, especially unpleasantly so and insincerely earnest.
Any cream containing medicinal ingredients applied to the skin for therapeutic purposes.
Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
Bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid.
A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.
unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech;
"gave him a fulsome introduction"
"an oily sycophantic press agent"
"the unctuous Uriah Heep"
semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation