unction

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unc·tion

noun \ˈəŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of UNCTION

1
:  the act of anointing as a rite of consecration or healing
2
:  something used for anointing :  ointment, unguent
3
a :  religious or spiritual fervor or the expression of such fervor
b :  exaggerated, assumed, or superficial earnestness of language or manner :  unctuousness

Origin of UNCTION

Middle English unccioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin unction-, unctio, from unguere to anoint — more at ointment
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with UNCTION

unc·tion

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

Medical Definition of UNCTION

1
: the application of a soothing or lubricating oil or ointment
2
: something that is used for anointing : ointment

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