Definition of embrocation in English:

embrocation

noun

mass noun
  • A liquid for rubbing on the body to relieve pain from sprains and strains.

    ‘a bottle of embrocation’
    count noun ‘a range of embrocations, tinctures, syrups, and tisanes’
    • ‘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.’
    ointment, lotion, cream, rub, salve, emollient, preparation, application, liniment, balm, poultice, unguent
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Origin

Late Middle English from medieval Latin embrocatio(n-), from the verb embrocare, based on Greek embrokhē ‘lotion’.

Pronunciation

embrocation

/ˌɛmbrəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/