Definition of Inunction

1. Noun. Anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual.

Exact synonyms: Unction
Generic synonyms: Anointing, Anointment, Religious Ceremony, Religious Ritual
Derivative terms: Inunct



Definition of Inunction

1. n. 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.

Definition of Inunction

1. Noun. The anointing or rubbing in of oil or balm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inunction

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Medical Definition of Inunction

1. The act of anointing, or the state of being anointed; unction; specifically, 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. Origin: L. Inunctio, fr. Inungere, inunctum, to anoint. See 1st In-, and Unction. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inunction

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inulin
inulin clearance
inulinase
inulins
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inumbrate
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inunct
inuncted
inunction (current term)
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inundations
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inunderstanding
inurbane

Literary usage of Inunction

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1. The Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases: Including the Results of by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1868)
"inunction.—inunction is a less cleanly and therefore more dLs agreeable external mode of using mercury than fumigation: but ii is more convenient for many ..."

2. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1866)
"In Syphilis, the introduction of Mercury into the system by inunction is strongly advised by Sir B. Brodie ; but it has not been generally adopted on ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"Of all methods, the speaker found the inunction cure the best for the early ... Even long-continued inunction with mercury produces no bad effects upon the ..."

4. Transactions of the American Therapeutic Society by American Therapeutic Society, Albert Ernest Gallant, Peter Brynberg Porter (1910)
"inunction as a health measure goes back very far in the history of mankind. ... inunction for the purpose of medication was apparently also practised in ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1876)
"Anointing or inunction, says Dr. EC Angell in an article on this subject, is one of the primitive processes of human luxury, invigoration, and refreshment. ..."

6. Consumption: Its Early and Remediable States by Edward Smith (1865)
"Lard, being solid fat, is better adapted for the purposes of inunction than ... In the method of inunction it is important to attend to the following rules ..."

7. Transactions of the Seventh International Congress of Hygiene and Demography by Charles Edward Shelly (1892)
"CS For upwards of twenty years, or since Dr. Budd first advocated the inunction of olive oil in rases of scarlet fever to prevent the diffusion of the ..."

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