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inunction

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

Origin of inunction

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

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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inunction in Medicine

inunction

([object Object])
n.
  1. The process of applying and rubbing in an ointment.
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