EMBROCATION
. s. f.
T. de Chirur. Fomentation faite, sur une partie malade, avec un liquide gras, huileux.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • embrocation — [ ɑ̃brɔkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. médiév. embrocatio, bas lat. embrocha, gr. embrokhê ♦ Application d un liquide huileux et calmant produisant de la chaleur. Ce liquide lui même. ⇒ onguent. Embrocations utilisées pour les massages. Abrév. fam.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Embrocation — Em bro*ca tion, n. [NL. embrocatio: cf. F. embrocation.] (Med.) (a) The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc. (b) The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Embrocation — (v. gr.), 1) feuchte Bähung; 2) so v.w. Douche …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • embrocation — EMBROCATION. sub. f. Terme de Chirurgie. Espèce d arrosement et de fomentation qu on fait en pressant entre les mains, sur quelque partie malade, une éponge, des etoupes, etc …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • embrocation — ► NOUN ▪ a liquid medication rubbed on the body to relieve pain from sprains and strains. ORIGIN Latin, from Greek embrokh lotion …   English terms dictionary

  • embrocation — [em΄brō kā′shən, em΄brəkā′shən] n. 1. the process of rubbing an oil, etc. on the body 2. a liquid used in this way; liniment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • embrocation — (an bro ka sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Action de verser lentement et par arrosement un liquide quelconque sur une partie malade. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Embrocation selon les Grecs, ou irrigation selon les Latins, est un arrousement, quand d …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • embrocation — [15] The semantic notion underlying embrocation is of ‘wetness’, for it comes ultimately from the Greek word for ‘rain’, brokhé. This was the basis of a verb embrékhein, used for ‘treat medically by the application of 191 empire liquid’, from… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • embrocation — [15] The semantic notion underlying embrocation is of ‘wetness’, for it comes ultimately from the Greek word for ‘rain’, brokhé. This was the basis of a verb embrékhein, used for ‘treat medically by the application of liquid’, from which in turn… …   Word origins

  • embrocation — noun Etymology: Middle English embrocacioun, from Middle French embrocacion, from Medieval Latin embrocation , embrocatio, from Late Latin embrocare to rub with lotion, from Greek embroche lotion, from en + brechein to wet Date: 15th century… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embrocation — n British alcoholic drink. A humorous borrowing of the word for rubon liniment, said mainly by the middle aged. ► I think a spot of embrocation might be in order …   Contemporary slang

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