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Noun unction has 4 senses
  1. unction, smarm, fulsomeness - excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
    --1 is a kind of compliment
  2. fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, unction - smug self-serving earnestness
    --2 is a kind of hypocrisy
  3. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    --3 is a kind of remedy, curative, cure
    --3 has substances: lanolin, wool fat, wool grease
    --3 has particulars:
     arnica; baby oil; balsam; carron oil; cerate; chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy oil; lip balm; mentholated salve; mercurial ointment; zinc ointment
  4. unction, inunction - anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
    --4 is a kind of anointing, anointment; religious ceremony, religious ritual
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