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(Roman Catholic Church) (tr) archaic to anoint, esp to give extreme unction to
[C14 anelen, from an- (from Old English an- on) + elen to anoint (from ele oil, from Latin oleum)]
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Past participle: aneled
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|Verb||1.||anele - administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing|
bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"
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