UNC'TION, noun [Latin unctio, from ungo, to anoint.]
1. The act of anointing.
2. Unguent; ointment. [Unusual.]
3. The act of anointing medically; as mercurial unction
4. Any thing softening or lenitive.
5. That which excites piety and devotion.
6. Richness of gracious affections.
7. Divine or sanctifying grace. 1 John 2:20.
Extreme unction the rite of anointing in the last hours; or the application of sacred oil to the parts where the five senses reside.