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View synonyms for embrocate

embrocate

[ em-broh-keyt, -bruh- ]

verb (used with object)

, em·bro·cat·ed, em·bro·cat·ing.
  1. to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion.


embrocate

/ ˈɛmbrəʊˌkeɪt /

verb

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of embrocate1

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 -ate 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of embrocate1

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

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