1. [syn: anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Embrocate \Em"bro*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embrocated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Embrocating.] [NL. embrocatus, p. p. of
embrocare; cf. Gr. ? lotion, fomentation, fr. ? to foment; ?
in + ? to wet.] (Med.)
To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a liquid substance,
as with spirit, oil, etc., by means of a cloth or sponge.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious
ceremony of blessing [syn: anoint, inunct, oil,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "embrocate":
anoint, beeswax, daub, dope, dose, dress, drug, glycerolate,
grease, grease the wheels, lard, lubricate, medicate, oil, pomade,
salve, slick, slick on, smear, smooth the way, soap the ways,