From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unguent \Un"guent\ (?; 277), n. [L. unguentum, from unguere,
   ungere, to anoint: cf. F. onguent. See Ointment, and cf.
   Unction, Unctuous.]
   A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an
   ointment. --Cowper.
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   Note: An unguent is stiffer than a liniment, but softer than
         a cerate.
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