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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. [1913 Webster] Note: An unguent is stiffer than a liniment, but softer than a cerate. [1913 Webster]