A liquid used for rubbing on the body to relieve pain from sprains and strains: [mass noun]: a bottle of embrocation [count noun]: a range of embrocations, tinctures, syrups, and tisanes
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- Those which had finished courses had their paws soaking; those yet to go were being rubbed with embrocation, giving the car park the air of an enormous dressing-room.
- He used to kill an Adder and clarify the dripping for embrocation.
- I recently read a checklist of things to bring and do before a race, and one suggestion was to apply embrocation to exposed legs.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin embrocatio(n-), from the verb embrocare, based on Greek embrokhē 'lotion'.