Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of moistening and rubbing a part of the body with a liniment or lotion.
  • noun A liniment or lotion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of moistening and rubbing a bruised or injured part with some liquid substance.
  • noun The liquid with which an affected part is rubbed; a fomentation; liniment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
  • noun The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
  • noun The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

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  • usage note on turpeth

    March 11, 2008

  • The Donald's frail feelings will bruise

    If journos do aught but enthuse

    His best embrocation

    For such irritation

    Is persistent cries of "fake news!"

    March 6, 2017