n [C, U]
1 smooth greasy paste rubbed on the skin to heal injuries or roughness, or as a cosmetic 软膏; 油膏. Cf 参看 salve 1.
2 (idm 习语) a/the fly in the ointment => fly1.
n [U and C]
1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin:
oignement, from Latin
unguentum, from unguere; UNGUENT
a soft cream that you rub into your skin, especially as a medical treatment
→fly in the ointmentatfly3
1. A box of pills, or a small jar of ointment, and the doctor in charge of the department is only too ready to provide them with these requirements. 负责门诊的医生也非常乐意为前来看病的人提供他们想要得到的药物，
2. I have some ointment good for trachoma. 我有些膏药对砂眼很有效.