inunction definition

  • noun:
    • the entire process of applying and massaging in an ointment.
    • The act of anointing, like in a religious service.
    • The anointing or rubbing in of oil or balm.
    • The act of anointing, or even the state of being anointed; unction; specifically (Med.), the scrubbing of ointments in to the pores of the skin, wherein medicinal agents contained in all of them, such mercury, iodide of potash, etc., tend to be consumed.
    • The activity of anointing; unction; in medicine, the work of rubbing in an ointment or a liniment.
    • anointing as an element of a religious service or recovery ritual

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