inunction

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From Latin inunctio, from inunctus, past participle of inungo (anoint), from in- + ungo (anoint)

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inunction (plural inunctions)

  1. The anointing or rubbing in of oil or balm.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.5.3.i:
      Besides these fomentations, irrigations, inunctions, odoraments, prescribed for the head, there must be the like used for the liver, spleen, stomach, hyperchondries, etc.

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