[ em-broh-key-shuh n, -bruh- ]
/ ˌɛm broʊˈkeɪ ʃən, -brə- /


the act of embrocating a bruised or diseased part of the body.
the liquid used for this; a liniment or lotion.

Origin of embrocation

1400–50; late Middle English. See embrocate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for embrocation


/ (ˌɛmbrəʊˈkeɪʃən) /


a drug or agent for rubbing into the skin; liniment
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Medicine definitions for embrocation


[ ĕm′brə-kāshən ]


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