[em-broh-key-shuh n, -bruh-]
- the act of embrocating a bruised or diseased part of the body.
- the liquid used for this; a liniment or lotion.
Origin of embrocation
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Examples from the Web for embrocation
I should hope so,” replied I; “what is it you require—a lotion, or an embrocation?Japhet in Search of a Father
He desired nothing but the cold sheets of his bed and a bottle of embrocation.Nights in London
She was anxious to get away from the question of the embrocation.A Safety Match
As a fumigation in spasmodic asthma; in solution as an embrocation; and in powder as a substitute for gum guaiacum.
He sends some physic to be given, and some embrocation to rub on the back.The Dog
Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
- a drug or agent for rubbing into the skin; liniment
- The act or process of moistening and rubbing a body part with a liniment or lotion.
- A liniment or lotion.
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