Definition of embrocate in English:


Line breaks: em¦bro|cate
Pronunciation: /ˈɛmbrəkeɪt


[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'.

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