• WordNet 3.6
    • n embrocation a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Embrocation (Med) The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embrocation The act of moistening and rubbing a bruised or injured part with some liquid substance.
    • n embrocation The liquid with which an affected part is rubbed; a fomentation; liniment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Embrocation act of embrocating: the lotion used
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. embrocatio,: cf. F. embrocation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. embrocāre, -ātum, from Gr. embrochē, a lotion—embrechein, to soak in—em (=en), in, into, brechein, to wet.


In literature:

From the bag which I had brought the Doctor took a large bottle of embrocation and began rubbing the sprain.
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
Meanwhile the dressings on my wound and the embrocation on my sprained wrist steadily subdue the pains which I have felt so far.
"The Two Destinies" by Wilkie Collins
Other embrocations were applied to the injured limb, and new spells were put in practice.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
I advised Sir Hans to ask Lady Schleimer for her bottle of spirits to use as an embrocation for his lame hip.
"Over the Teacups" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The affair of the embrocation was soon over.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
Roche's Embrocation for Whooping Cough.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Cook anxious "to do her bit" rubbed his chest with home-made embrocation.
"Deep Waters, The Entire Collection" by W.W. Jacobs
There was a thick fold of flannel about her neck, and she smelt strongly of embrocation.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
Leeches and embrocations are all I have for it.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Liza rubs me with embrocation every night, but it torments me cruel.
"Liza of Lambeth" by W. Somerset Maugham
The Sandal consists in making a perfumed embrocation from sandal wood.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
It is used as an embrocation for rheumatism and for neck galls of cattle.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
She'll write me reams of advice and send embrocations.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
It was Roche's embrocation that did her more good than anything.
"A Pair of Clogs" by Amy Walton
He desired nothing but the cold sheets of his bed and a bottle of embrocation.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Ther's embrocation, hoss iles, every sort of lin'ments.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
He sends some physic to be given, and some embrocation to rub on the back.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Let us try this same embrocation at once; I'll most implicitly obey you in everything.
"The Fortunes Of Glencore" by Charles James Lever
You bain't never thinking o' drinking Helliman's Embrocation?
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
So there was no end of embrocations of meat fat, cups of herb concoctions, the inside of fowls, etc., etc.
"The Fourth Estate, vol.1" by Armando Palacio Valdés