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What does "Unction" mean?

Definition

(n.) Divine or sanctifying grace (n.) 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 (n.) That which is used for anointing; an unguent; an ointment; hence, anything soothing or lenitive (n.) 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


Synonyms smarm, fulsomeness, unctuousness, oleaginousness, smarminess, oiliness, inunction