noun. the act of applying oil or an oily liquid.
Example sentences of the word anointing
1. Noun, singular or mass
Near the end of their lives, or during a serious illness, they will receive anointing of the sick to prepare them for death.
2. Verb, gerund or present participle
The sacrament of anointing the sick unites the ill and dying with Christ by anointing with the "oil of the sick."
Since then, olive oil is found in many religions and used in religious ceremonies as an anointing oil.