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inunction


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inunction  \In*unc"tion\,  n.  [L.  inunctio,  fr  inungere 
  inunctum  to  anoint.  See  1st  {In-},  and  {Unction}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inunction 
  n  :  anointing  as  part  of  a  religious  ceremony  or  healing  ritual 
  [syn:  {unction}] 




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