inunction

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noun in·unc·tion \i-ˈnəŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of inunction

  1. :  an act of applying oil or ointment :  anointing

Origin and Etymology of inunction

Middle English, from Latin inunction-, inunctio, from inunguere to anoint — more at anoint


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

inunction

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noun in·unc·tion \in-ˈəŋ(k)-shən\

Medical Definition of inunction

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

  2. 2:  ointment, unguent


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