inunction

noun in·unc·tion \ i-ˈnəŋ(k)-shən \

Definition of inunction

: 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


Medical Dictionary

inunction

noun in·unc·tion \ in-ˈəŋ(k)-shən \

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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