Cerate vs Derate - What's the difference?

cerate | derate |


As nouns the difference between cerate and derate

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 derate is a person who has undergone splenectomy.

As a verb derate is

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As an adjective derate is

that has undergone splenectomy to improve its running.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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.
  • (Webster 1913) ----

    derate

    English

    Verb

    (derat)
  • To lower the rated capability of any rated equipment or material.
  • The derated engine sold at a lower price, but had the same components as the standard model.

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