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Unction


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.