Definitions

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  • n. Act of smearing or rubbing in or on.
  • n. That which is smeared or rubbed on, such as ointment or liniment.
  • n. A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment.
  • n. A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A smearing or rubbing in or on, as of an ointment or liniment; inunction.
  • n. That which is smeared or rubbed in.
  • n. A thin crust of extraneous substance formed on minerals.

Etymologies

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Latin illinire, illinere, to besmear; prefix il- in, on + linire, linere, to smear.

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