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Definition of unction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of pouring oil on someone's head or another part of their body as part of an important religious ceremony see also extreme unction
  2. 2(formal) (disapproving) behavior or speech that is not sincere and that expresses too much praise or admiration of someone
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: unction

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