"anointing" in the noun sense
1. anointing, anointment
the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
"anointing" in the verb sense
choose by or as if by divine intervention
"She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"
2. anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate
administer an oil or ointment to often in a religious ceremony of blessing
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