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Meaning of INUNCTION

Pronunciation:  in'ungkshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
 

INUNCTION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: unction
 
 See Also: anointing, anointment, religious ceremony, religious ritual

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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