from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard, unctuous, fat- or wax-based solid, sometimes medicated, formerly applied to the skin directly or on dressings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unctuous preparation for external application — mainly wax (or resin or spermaceti) mixed with oil, lard, and various medicinal ingredients — of a consistency between ointment and plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An unctuous preparation for external application, of a consistence intermediate between that of an ointment and a plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ornithology, cered; having a cere.
- n. A thick ointment composed of wax, lard, or oil, with other ingredients, applied externally for various medical purposes.
- n. Chlorid of silver; horn-silver. See cerargyrite. Also kerate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin
-- Simple cerate, which is spread on lint as a soothing plaister for sores, consists of equal parts of oil and wax; but lard may be used as a substitute for the wax.
Western governments should be careful not to cerate and perpetuate an insidious myth that Africa has no alternative to dictatorship.
But they argue that Obama will cerate more big government, not them.
It made more sense to her to cerate open source hardware than open source software.
What these 2012 activists do is this: The find 2 none-related things and then cerate a story to hook them up.
Both the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee will convene hearings next week to help cerate a change of strategy.
Mostly people don't do this, but Carmine uses the technology to cerate copies to run errands and perform tasks.
If you suspect anything of the kind you must loose the dressing, if there be any itching below the under-bandages, or in any other part that is bandaged, and used a pitched cerate instead of the other.
The swellings which arise in the ham, at the foot, or in any other part from the pressure, should be well wrapped in unscoured and carded wool, washed with wine and oil, and anointed with cerate, before bandaging; and if the splints give pain they should be slackened.
To the wound itself a cerate mixed with pitch is to be applied, a thin folded compress is to be bound upon it, and the parts around are to be anointed with white cerate.