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.

2.

A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.

[R.]

A thin crust or illinition of black manganese. Kirwan.

 

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