embrocation

embrocation

[em-broh-key-shuhn, -bruh-]
noun
1.
the act of embrocating a bruised or diseased part of the body.
2.
the liquid used for this; a liniment or lotion.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English. See embrocate, -ion

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embrocation (ˌɛmbrəʊˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
a drug or agent for rubbing into the skin; liniment

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embrocation em·bro·ca·tion (ěm'brə-kā'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of moistening and rubbing a body part with a liniment or lotion.

  2. A liniment or lotion.

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