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anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
The anointing or rubbing-in of oil or balm.
Etymology: From inunctio, from inunctus, past participle of inungo, from in- + ungo
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of smearing or anointing.
Etymology: inungo, inunctus, Latin.
The wise Author of nature hath placed on the rump two glandules, which the bird catches hold upon with her bill, and squeezes out an oily liniment, fit for the inunction of the feathers, and causing their filaments to cohere. John Ray.
the act of anointing, or the state of being anointed; unction; specifically (Med.), the rubbing of ointments into the pores of the skin, by which medicinal agents contained in them, such as mercury, iodide of potash, etc., are absorbed
Etymology: [L. inunctio, fr. inungere, inunctum, to anoint. See 1st In-, and Unction.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-ungk′shun, n. the act of anointing, the process of rubbing into the skin, as an ointment or liniment.—n. Inunctuos′ity, absence of oiliness.
The numerical value of inunction in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of inunction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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