inunction


in·unc·tion

noun \i-ˈnəŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of INUNCTION

:  an act of applying oil or ointment :  anointing

Origin of INUNCTION

Middle English, from Latin inunction-, inunctio, from inunguere to anoint — more at anoint
First Known Use: 15th century

in·unc·tion

noun \in-ˈəŋ(k)-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INUNCTION

1
: an act of applying an oil or ointment; specifically : the rubbing of an ointment into the skin for therapeutic purposes

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