Embrocating
Embrocate Em"bro*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embrocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embrocating}.] [NL. embrocatus, p. p. of embrocare; cf. Gr. ? lotion, fomentation, fr. ? to foment; ? in + ? to wet.] (Med.) To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a liquid substance, as with spirit, oil, etc., by means of a cloth or sponge. [1913 Webster]

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  • embrocating — v. rub with liniment or lotion (generally for medical purposes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Embrocate — Em bro*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embrocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embrocating}.] [NL. embrocatus, p. p. of embrocare; cf. Gr. ? lotion, fomentation, fr. ? to foment; ? in + ? to wet.] (Med.) To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a liquid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embrocated — Embrocate Em bro*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embrocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embrocating}.] [NL. embrocatus, p. p. of embrocare; cf. Gr. ? lotion, fomentation, fr. ? to foment; ? in + ? to wet.] (Med.) To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embrocate — /em broh kayt , breuh /, v.t., embrocated, embrocating. to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion. [1605 15; < ML embrocatus (ptp. of embrocare), equiv. to LL embroch(a) ( < Gk embroché infusion, equiv. to em EM 2 + broché a making wet) + atus …   Universalium

  • embrocation — /em broh kay sheuhn, breuh /, n. 1. the act of embrocating a bruised or diseased part of the body. 2. the liquid used for this; a liniment or lotion. [1400 50; late ME. See EMBROCATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • embrocate — 1610s, from M.L. embrocatus, pp. of embrocare, from Gk. embrokhe lotion, fomentation, from embrekhein, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + brekhein to water, wet, related to brokhe. Related: Embrocated; embrocating …   Etymology dictionary

  • embrocation — em•bro•ca•tion [[t]ˌɛm broʊˈkeɪ ʃən, brə [/t]] n. 1) med the act of embrocating a bruised or diseased part of the body 2) a liniment or lotion used for embrocation • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • embrocate — /ˈɛmbrəkeɪt/ (say embruhkayt) verb (t) (embrocated, embrocating) to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion. {Medieval Latin embrocātus, past participle of embrocāre, from Late Latin embrocha, from Greek embrochē lotion} …   Australian English dictionary

  • embrocation — /ɛmbrəˈkeɪʃən/ (say embruh kayshuhn) noun 1. the act of embrocating a bruised or diseased part of the body. 2. the liquid for this; a liniment or lotion …   Australian English dictionary

  • embrocate — [em′brō kāt΄, em′brəkāt΄] vt. embrocated, embrocating [< LL embrocatus, pp. of embrocare, to foment < L embrocha, wet poultice < Gr embrochē < embrechein < en , in + brechein, to wet < IE base * meregh > Czech mrholiti, to… …   English World dictionary

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