[em-brey-zher] /ɛmˈbreɪ ʒər/
(in fortification) an opening, as a loophole or crenel, through which missiles may be discharged.
Architecture. a splayed enlargement of a door or window toward the inner face of a wall.
Dentistry. the space between adjacent teeth.
(fortifications) an opening or indentation, as in a battlement, for shooting through
an opening forming a door or window, having splayed sides that increase the width of the opening in the interior
1702, from French embrasure (16c.), from Old French embraser “to cut at a slant, make a groove or furrow in a door or window,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + braser “to cut at a slant.”
embrasure em·bra·sure (ěm-brā’zhər)
The sloped valley between two teeth.
[em-brit-l] /ɛmˈbrɪt l/ verb (used with or without object), embrittled, embrittling. 1. to make or become .
[em-brit-l-muh nt] /ɛmˈbrɪt l mənt/ noun 1. the act or process of becoming brittle, as steel from exposure to certain environments or heat treatment or because of the presence of impurities.
[em-broh-keyt, -bruh-] /ˈɛm broʊˌkeɪt, -brə-/ verb (used with object), embrocated, embrocating. 1. to moisten and rub with a liniment or lotion. /ˈɛmbrəʊˌkeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to apply a liniment or lotion to (a part of the body) v. 1610s, from Medieval Latin embrocatus, past participle of embrocare, from Greek embrokhe “lotion, fomentation,” from embrekhein, from […]
[em-broh-key-shuh n, -bruh-] /ˌɛm broʊˈkeɪ ʃən, -brə-/ noun 1. the act of a bruised or diseased part of the body. 2. the liquid used for this; a liniment or lotion. /ˌɛmbrəʊˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. a drug or agent for rubbing into the skin; liniment embrocation em·bro·ca·tion (ěm’brə-kā’shən) n.