verb[with object] rare
Bathe (a diseased or painful part of the body) with liquid.
More example sentences
- Embrocating the arm with oil only abated the swelling.
- Two hours after this, the flesh about the wound was cut out, and the part burnt with a hot iron, and the arm embrocated with warm oil.
- If the skin be very tense, it may be embrocated with a mixture of three fourths of oil of roses, and one fourth of common vinegar.
early 17th century: from medieval Latin embrocat-, from the verb embrocare, based on Greek embrokhē 'lotion'.