[ em-broh-keyt, -bruh- ]
/ ˈɛm broʊˌkeɪt, -brə- /

verb (used with object), em·bro·cat·ed, em·bro·cat·ing.

to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion.

Origin of embrocate

1605–15; < Medieval Latin embrocātus (past participle of embrocāre), equivalent to Late Latin embroch(a) (< Greek embrochḗ infusion, equivalent to em- em-2 + brochḗ a making wet) + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for embrocate

/ (ˈɛmbrəʊˌkeɪt) /


(tr) to apply a liniment or lotion to (a part of the body)

Word Origin for embrocate

C17: from Medieval Latin embrocāre, from embrocha poultice, from Greek embrokhē lotion, infusion, from brokhē a moistening
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