The friction of a surface to facilitate absorption of an ointment. [L. il-lino, pp. -litus, to smear on (in + lino)]

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il·li·ni·tion (il″ĭ-nishґən) [L. illinire to smear] the application of an ointment or liniment with rubbing.

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  • Illinition — Il li*ni tion, n. [L. illinire, illinere, to besmear; pref. il in, on + linire, linere, to smear.] 1. A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment. [1913 Webster] 2. A thin crust of some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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