cerate

noun
ce·​rate | \ ˈsir-ˌāt How to pronounce cerate (audio) \

Definition of cerate

: an unctuous preparation for external use consisting of wax or resin or spermaceti mixed with oil, lard, and medicinal ingredients

First Known Use of cerate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cerate

Middle English, from Latin ceratum wax salve, from cera wax — more at cerumen

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“Cerate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerate. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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cerate

noun
ce·​rate | \ ˈsi(ə)r-ˌāt How to pronounce cerate (audio) \

Medical Definition of cerate

: an unctuous preparation for external use consisting of wax or resin mixed with oil, lard, and medicinal ingredients

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