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Noun: anointing  u'noyn-ting
  1. The act of applying oil or an oily liquid
    - anointment
Verb: anoint  u'noynt
  1. Choose by or as if by divine intervention
    "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"
  2. Administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
    - inunct, oil, anele [archaic], embrocate

Derived forms: anointings

Type of: application, bless, choose, coating, covering, pick out, select, take

Encyclopedia: Anointing