Inunction In*unc"tion, n. [L. inunctio, fr. inungere, inunctum, to anoint. See 1st {In-}, and {Unction}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Inunction — (v. lat), Einsalbung. Inunctionskur, Schmierkur, Einreibung grauer. Quecksilbersalbe in die Haut zur Heilung veralteter Syphilis …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inunction — Inunction, lat. deutsch, Salbung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inunction — [in uŋk′shən] n. [L inunctio: see IN 1 & UNCTION] 1. the act of rubbing ointment, liniment, etc. into the skin 2. an ointment, liniment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • inunction — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin inunction , inunctio, from inunguere to anoint more at anoint Date: 15th century an act of applying oil or ointment ; anointing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inunction — /in ungk sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of anointing. 2. Med. the rubbing in of an oil or ointment. 3. Pharm. an unguent. [1595 1605; < L inunction (s. of inunctio), equiv. to inunct(us) (ptp. of inunguere to ANOINT) + ion ION. See IN 2, UNCTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • inunction — noun /ɪnˈʌŋkʃən/ the anointing or rubbing in of oil or balm See Also: anoint, ointment, unguent …   Wiktionary

  • inunction — Administration of a drug in ointment form by rubbing to cause absorption of the active ingredient. [L. inunctio, an anointing, fr. inunguo, pp. unctus, to smear on] * * * in·unc·tion in əŋ(k) shən n 1) an act of applying an oil or ointment specif …   Medical dictionary

  • inunction — n. anointing, daubing of oil; ointment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inunction — [ɪ nʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n] noun chiefly Medicine the rubbing of ointment or oil into the skin. Origin C15: from L. inunctio(n ), from inunguere smear on …   English new terms dictionary

  • inunction — in·unc·tion …   English syllables

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