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Etymology

Old French enoint, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inungere, in + ungere or unguere ("to smear", "to anoint"). See ointment, unguent.

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Infinitive
to anoint

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to anoint (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  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.
  2. (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.

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