COMPRESSION ELASTIC – BRA
The bra (Fig. 2056) is for people who can dispense with the use of the corset. It is also used for the night, for the seaside bathing or in cases of extreme breast tenderness. It consists of a very light fabric, it is laced to the dorsal and sets forward a very flexible busk.
Doctors recommend wearing a bra during the night, for all women who have a fear of atrophy or weakness of their mammary glands because of the lack of suspensory ligaments of the breasts.
The model (fig. 2355) is a kind of girdle which compensates and improves the deficiency of the natural girdle. It is intended to exert a methodical compression on all the surface of the breast. In this way it proves useful in cases of hypertrophy of the breast. – Wikipedia – History of Brassieres
n pl , -ria (Chiefly U.S.) a place, as in a service station, for the lubrication of motor vehicles
(C20: from lubricate + -orium, as in sanatorium) - Dictionary Reverso dot net