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unc·tion

unction

 
pronunciation:
uhngk shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of anointing as a ceremonial, symbolic, religious, or healing gesture.
similar words:
sacrament
definition 2: the oil used for this, esp. in administering last rites by a Catholic priest.
similar words:
sacrament
definition 3: something soothing, as a balm or a comforting manner.
definition 4: affected or exaggerated earnestness of expression or manner.
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