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inunction

[in-uhngk-shuh n] /ɪnˈʌŋk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of anointing.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the rubbing in of an oil or ointment.
3.
Pharmacology. an unguent.
Origin
1595-1605
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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British Dictionary definitions for in-unction

inunction

/ɪnˈʌŋkʃən/
noun
1.
the application of an ointment to the skin, esp by rubbing
2.
the ointment so used
3.
the act of anointing; anointment
Word Origin
C15: from Latin inunguere to anoint, from unguere; see unction
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in-unction in Medicine

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

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