- the act of rubbing ointment, liniment, etc. into the skin
- an ointment, liniment, etc.
Origin of inunctionClassical Latin inunctio: see in- and amp; unction
- The process of applying and rubbing in an ointment.
- The act of anointing, as in a religious ceremony.
Origin of inunctionMiddle English, anointing, from Latin in&umacron;ncti&omacron;, in&umacron;ncti&omacron;n-, from in&umacron;nctus, past participle of inunguere, to anoint : in-, on; see in–2 + unguere, to smear.
From Latin inunctio, from inunctus, past participle of inungo (“anoint”), from in- + ungo (“anoint”)