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[ uh-neel ]
/ əˈnil /

verb (used with object), a·neled, a·nel·ing. Archaic.

to administer extreme unction to.

Nearby words

anectasis, aneirin, anelace, anelastic, anelasticity, anele, anelectric, anemia, anemic, anemic anoxia, anemic halo

Origin of anele

1275–1325; Middle English anelien, equivalent to an- on + elien to oil, equivalent to el- (Old English ele oil < Latin oleum) + -i- thematic vowel + -en (Old English -an) infinitive ending Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anele


/ (əˈniːl) /


(tr) archaic to anoint, esp to give extreme unction to

Word Origin for anele

C14 anelen, from an- (from Old English an- on) + elen to anoint (from ele oil, from Latin oleum)
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