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verb [transitive] anoint pronunciation in American English /əˈnɔɪnt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleanointing
past tenseanointed
past participleanointed
  1. 1
    to put oil on a part of someone’s body in a religious ceremony
  2. 2
    often humorous to decide that someone should be given a particular important job


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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