embrocate 1610s, from M.L. embrocatus, pp. of embrocare, from Gk. embrokhe "lotion, fomentation," from embrekhein, from en (see EN- (Cf. en-) (2)) + brekhein "to water, wet," related to brokhe. Related: Embrocated; embrocating.

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  • Embrocate — Em bro*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embrocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embrocating}.] [NL. embrocatus, p. p. of embrocare; cf. Gr. ? lotion, fomentation, fr. ? to foment; ? in + ? to wet.] (Med.) To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a liquid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embrocate — [em′brō kāt΄, em′brəkāt΄] vt. embrocated, embrocating [< LL embrocatus, pp. of embrocare, to foment < L embrocha, wet poultice < Gr embrochē < embrechein < en , in + brechein, to wet < IE base * meregh > Czech mrholiti, to… …   English World dictionary

  • embrocate — em•bro•cate [[t]ˈɛm broʊˌkeɪt, brə [/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing med to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion • Etymology: 1605–15; < ML embrocātus, ptp. of embrocāre, der. of LL embroch(a) moist dressing < Gk embrochḗ liniment, n. der.… …   From formal English to slang

  • embrocate — /em broh kayt , breuh /, v.t., embrocated, embrocating. to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion. [1605 15; < ML embrocatus (ptp. of embrocare), equiv. to LL embroch(a) ( < Gk embroché infusion, equiv. to em EM 2 + broché a making wet) + atus …   Universalium

  • embrocate — em·bro·cate em brə .kāt vt, cat·ed; cat·ing to moisten and rub (a part of the body) with lotion …   Medical dictionary

  • embrocate — Synonyms and related words: anoint, beeswax, daub, dope, dose, dress, drug, glycerolate, grease, grease the wheels, lard, lubricate, medicate, oil, pomade, salve, slick, slick on, smear, smooth the way, soap the ways, unguent, wax …   Moby Thesaurus

  • embrocate — v. rub with liniment or lotion (generally for medical purposes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embrocate — em·bro·cate …   English syllables

  • embrocate — /ˈɛmbrəkeɪt/ (say embruhkayt) verb (t) (embrocated, embrocating) to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion. {Medieval Latin embrocātus, past participle of embrocāre, from Late Latin embrocha, from Greek embrochē lotion} …  

  • embrocate — verb administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing • Syn: ↑anoint, ↑inunct, ↑oil, ↑anele • Derivationally related forms: ↑embrocation, ↑oil (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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