the act of anointing.
Medicine/Medical. the rubbing in of an oil or ointment.
Pharmacology. an unguent.

1595–1605; < Latin inunction- (stem of inunctiō), equivalent to inunct(us) (past participle of inunguere to anoint) + -iōn- -ion. See in-2, unction Unabridged
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inunction (ɪnˈʌŋkʃən)
1.  the application of an ointment to the skin, esp by rubbing
2.  the ointment so used
3.  the act of anointing; anointment
[C15: from Latin inunguere to anoint, from unguere; see unction]

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inunction in·unc·tion (ĭn-ŭngk'shən)
The process of applying and rubbing in an ointment.

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Nitrobenzene poisoning in infants due to inunction with false bitter almond oil.
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