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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kriz-uh m]
    • /ˈkrɪz əm/
    • /krɪzm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kriz-uh m]
    • /ˈkrɪz əm/

Definitions of chrism word

  • noun chrism a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches 3
  • noun chrism consecrated oil used in baptism and other sacraments 3
  • noun chrism a sacramental anointing with this oil 3
  • noun chrism a consecrated oil, usually mixed with balsam or balsam and spices, used by certainchurches in various rites, as in baptism, confirmation, and the like. 1
  • noun chrism A mixture of oil and balsam, consecrated and used for anointing at baptism and in other rites of Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches. 1
  • noun chrism oil used for anointing 1

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Origin of chrism

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; learned respelling of Middle English crisme, Old English crisma < Latin chrīsma < Greek chrîsma unguent, unction

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Parts of speech for Chrism


chrism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for chrism

noun chrism

  • ointment — a soft, unctuous preparation, often medicated, for application to the skin; unguent.
  • paste — copy and paste
  • jelly — a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., especially fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for bread and toast, as a filling for cakes or doughnuts, etc.
  • unction — the manifestation of spiritual or religious inspiration.
  • liniment — a liquid or semiliquid preparation for rubbing on or applying to the skin, as for sprains or bruises, usually soothing or counterirritating.

Antonyms for chrism

noun chrism

  • worst — in ill health; sick: He felt badly.

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