in unction

inunction

[in-uhngk-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of anointing.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the rubbing in of an oil or ointment.
3.
Pharmacology. an unguent.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin inunction- (stem of inunctiō), equivalent to inunct(us) (past participle of inunguere to anoint) + -iōn- -ion. See in-2, unction

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inunction (ɪnˈʌŋkʃən)
 
n
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)
n.
The process of applying and rubbing in an ointment.

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