AskDefine | Define inunction

Dictionary Definition

inunction n : anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual [syn: unction]

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English

Etymology

Latin inunctio, from inunguere, from in- + unguere ‘smear, anoint’.

Pronunciation

IPA: /ɪn'ʌŋkʃən/

Noun

inunction
  1. the anointing or rubbing-in of oil or balm
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