anointing

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a·noint

 (ə-noint′)
tr.v. a·noint·ed, a·noint·ing, a·noints
1. To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to.
2. To put oil on during a religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.
3. To choose by or as if by divine intervention.

[Middle English enointen, from Old French enoint, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inunguere, inūnct- : in-, on; see in-2 + unguere, to smear.]

a·noint′er n.
a·noint′ment n.

anointing

(əˈnɔɪntɪŋ)
n
the application of oil as a sign of consecration or sanctification in a sacred ritethe official choice of a person to do an important jobthe smearing or rubbing over with oil or an oily liquid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anointing - the act of applying oil or an oily liquidanointing - the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
inunction, unction - anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
Translations

anointing

[əˈnɔɪntɪŋ] Nunción f
anointing of the sick (Rel) → unción f de los enfermos