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Meaning of CERATE

Pronunciation:  'seereyt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin

CERATE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: balm, camphor ice, ointment, salve, unction, unguent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ce"rate\, n. [L. ceratum, ceratm, fr. cera wax.] (Med.)
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.

Note: Cerate consists essentially of wax (for which resin or
      spermaceti is sometimes substituted) mixed with oil,
      lard, and various medicinal ingredients. The cerate
      (formerly called simple cerate) of the United States
      Pharmacopoeia is a mixture of three parts of white wax
      and seven parts of lard.