Ointment vs. Cream

Ointment vs. Cream — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Ointment and Cream

Ointmentnoun

A highly viscous or semisolid substance used on the skin as a cosmetic, emollient, or medicament; a salve.

Creamnoun

The yellowish fatty component of unhomogenized milk that tends to accumulate at the surface.

Ointmentnoun

(medicine) A viscous preparation of oils and/or fats, usually containing medication, used as a treatment or as an emollient.

Creamnoun

Any of various substances resembling or containing cream

hand cream.

Ointmentnoun

A substance used to anoint, as in religious rituals.

Creamnoun

A pale yellow to yellowish white.

Ointmentnoun

semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

Creamnoun

The choicest part

the cream of the crop.

Ointmentnoun

toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

Creamverb

To form cream.

Creamverb

To form foam or froth at the top.

Creamverb

To have an orgasm.

Creamverb

To be excited or delighted about something.

Creamverb

To remove the cream from; skim.

Creamverb

To take or remove (the best part)

creamed off the highest-paying jobs for her cronies.

Creamverb

To take the best part from

creamed the whole department to form his management team.

Creamverb

To beat into a creamy consistency.

Creamverb

To prepare or cook in or with a cream sauce.

Creamverb

To add cream to.

Creamverb

To defeat overwhelmingly

creamed our rival on their home court.

Creamverb

To damage severely; destroy

My camera got creamed when I dropped it.

Creamverb

Vulgar Slang To have an orgasm in (one's pants, for example).

Creamnoun

The butterfat/milkfat part of milk which rises to the top; this part when separated from the remainder.

Take 100 ml of cream and 50 grams of sugar…

Creamnoun

The liquid separated from milk, possibly with certain other milk products added, and with at least eighteen percent of it milkfat.

Creamnoun

The liquid separated from milk containing at least 18 percent milkfat (48% for double cream).

Creamnoun

A yellowish white colour; the colour of cream.

Creamnoun

(informal) Frosting, custard, creamer, or another substance similar to the oily part of milk or to whipped cream.

Creamnoun

(figuratively) The best part of something.

the cream of the crop;the cream of a collection of books or pictures

Creamnoun

(medicine) A viscous aqueous oil/fat emulsion with a medicament added, used to apply that medicament to the skin. (compare with ointment)

You look really sunburnt; you should apply some cream.

Creamnoun

Semen.

Creamnoun

(obsolete) The chrism or consecrated oil used in anointing ceremonies.

Creamadjective

Cream-coloured; having a yellowish white colour.

Creamverb

To puree, to blend with a liquifying process.

Cream the vegetables with the olive oil, flour, salt and water mixture.

Creamverb

To turn a yellowish white colour; to give something the color of cream.

Creamverb

(slang) To obliterate, to defeat decisively.

We creamed the opposing team!

Creamverb

To ejaculate used of either gender.

Creamverb

To ejaculate in (clothing).

Creamverb

To rub, stir, or beat (butter) into a light creamy consistency.

Creamverb

(transitive) To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.

Creamverb

To take off the best or choicest part of.

Creamverb

(transitive) To furnish with, or as if with, cream.

Creamnoun

the best people or things in a group;

the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

Creamnoun

the part of milk containing the butterfat

Creamnoun

toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

Creamverb

make creamy by beating;

Cream the butter

Creamverb

put on cream, as on one's face or body;

She creams her face every night

Creamverb

remove from the surface;

skim cream from the surface of milk

Creamverb

add cream to one's coffee, for example