Origin of cerate
Examples from the Web for cerate
Before the hands are washed, rub them thoroughly with a little of the cerate, then wash them as usual.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
This name has also been given to compound cerate of lead, and even to cerate of acetate of lead.
Lint is used for dressing ulcers, either alone or smeared with some suitable ointment or cerate.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Ointment of tar and suet; or poultice for two or three days, and then cerate with lapis calaminaris.
M. M. Cover the eruption with cerate made with lapis calaminaris, to be renewed every day.