- the act of rubbing ointment, liniment, etc. into the skin
- an ointment, liniment, etc.
Origin of inunctionClassical Latin inunctio: see in- and 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
From Latin inunctio, from inunctus, past participle of inungo (“anoint”), from in- + ungo (“anoint”)