Meaning of “unguent” in the English Dictionary

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"unguent" in British English

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unguentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʌŋ.ɡju.ənt/ us /ˈʌŋ.ɡju.ɡwənt/ literary

a thick substance, usually with a pleasant smell, used to treat skin problems or make the skin soft:

She smelled powerfully of bath salts and unguents.

(Definition of “unguent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)