Definition of inunction in English:


Line breaks: in|unc¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] chiefly Medicine
The rubbing of ointment or oil into the skin.
More example sentences
  • Inhalation enables the oils to pass into the bloodstream via the lungs, and inunction through the skin.
  • Ethyl linoleate was applied dropwise, after which it was spread by inunction to the donor site.
  • Treatment can be administered by injection, by inunction and by the oral route.


late 15th century: from Latin inunctio(n-), from inunguere 'smear on'.

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