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verb 
  1. (transitive) To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint. --Dryden.
He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. --John ix. 6.
  1. (transitive) To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his Aaron's head and anoint him. --Exod. xxix. 7.
Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. --1 Kings xix. 15.
Translations: 
  • French: oindre
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: ungere
Etymology: Old French enoint, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inungere, inLatin, in + ungere or unguere ("to smear", "to anoint"). See ointment, unguent.


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