tr.v. em·bro·cat·ed, em·bro·cat·ing, em·bro·cates
To moisten and rub (a part of the body) with a liniment or lotion.
[Medieval Latin embrocāre, embrocāt-, from Late Latin embrocha, lotion, from Greek embrokhē, from embrekhein, to foment : en-, in; see EN-2 + brekhein, to wet.]
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