embrocation

Definitions

  • 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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Etymology

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.

Usage

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
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