- 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 inūnctiō, inūnctiōn-, from inūnctus, past participle of inunguere, to anoint : in-, on; see in–2 + unguere, to smear.