ETYM New Lat. embrocatio: cf. French embrocation.
1. The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
2. The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed.
ETYM Latin linimentum, from linire, linere, to besmear, anoint; cf. French liniment. Related to Letter, Lime a viscous substance.
A medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain; SYN. embrocation.