Cerate vs Curate - What's the difference?

cerate | curate |


As nouns the difference between cerate and curate

is that cerate is (medicine|archaic) 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 while curate is an assistant rector or vicar.

As a verb curate is

to act as a curator for.

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cerate

English

Noun

  • (medicine, archaic) 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.
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    curate

    English

    Etymology 1

    From .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • an assistant rector or vicar
  • a parish priest
  • Derived terms
    * curate's egg

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (curat)
  • To act as a curator for.
  • She curated the traveling exhibition.
    They carefully curated the recovered artifacts.
  • To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.
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  • To work or act as a curator.
  • Not only does he curate for the museum, he manages the office and fund-raises.
    Derived terms
    * curated

    See also

    * ("curate" on Wikipedia)

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