inunction

noun
in·​unc·​tion | \ i-ˈnəŋ(k)-shən How to pronounce inunction (audio) \

Definition of inunction

: an act of applying oil or ointment : anointing

First Known Use of inunction

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inunction

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

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“Inunction.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inunction. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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inunction

noun
in·​unc·​tion | \ in-ˈəŋ(k)-shən How to pronounce inunction (audio) \

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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