anointment


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anointment - the act of applying oil or an oily liquidanointment - 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
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anointment

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As for Porthos, he had supped very agreeably off a roast leg of mutton, two pheasants, and a perfect heap of cray-fish; he then directed his body to be anointed with perfumed oils, in the manner of the wrestlers of old; and when this anointment was completed, he had himself wrapped in flannels and placed in a warm bed.
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class="MsoNormalMUSICAL LINES It is a direct anointment from God.
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