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Unction

Unc´tion
n.1.The act of anointing, smearing, or rubbing with an unguent, oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes, or as a symbol of consecration; as, mercurial unction.
To be heir, and to be king
By sacred unction, thy deserved right.
- Milton.
2.That which is used for anointing; an unguent; an ointment; hence, anything soothing or lenitive.
The king himself the sacred unction made.
- Dryden.
Lay not that flattering unction to your soul.
- Shak.
3.Divine or sanctifying grace.
4.That quality in language, address, or the like, which excites emotion; especially, strong devotion; religious fervor and tenderness; sometimes, a simulated, factitious, or unnatural fervor.
The mention of thy glory
Is unction to the breast.
- Neale (Rhythm of St. Bernard).
Extreme unction
(R. C. Ch. & Gr. Ch.) the sacrament of anointing in the last hours; the application of consecrated oil by a priest to all the senses, that is, to eyes, ears, nostrils, etc., of a person when in danger of death from illness, - done for remission of sins.
Noun1.unction - excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
Synonyms: fulsomeness, smarm
2.unction - smug self-serving earnestness
3.Unctionunction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Synonyms: ointment, salve, unguent, balm
4.unction - anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
Synonyms: inunction
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