Illinition Il`li*ni"tion, n. [L. illinire, illinere, to besmear; pref. il- in, on + linire, linere, to smear.] 1. A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment. [1913 Webster]

2. A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals. [R.] [1913 Webster]

A thin crust or illinition of black manganese. --Kirwan. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • illinition — The friction of a surface to facilitate absorption of an ointment. [L. il lino, pp. litus, to smear on (in + lino)] * * * il·li·ni·tion (il″ĭ nishґən) [L. illinire to smear] the application of an ointment or liniment with rubbing …   Medical dictionary

  • illinition —   n. act of rubbing on …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • illinition — …   Useful english dictionary

  • illination — erron. form of illinition …   Useful english dictionary

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