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Pronunciation:  `fowmen'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
  2. [n]  application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation

FOMENTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: instigation
 See Also: induction, initiation, treatment, trigger



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fo`men*ta"tion\, n. [?. fomentatio: cf. F.
1. (Med.)
   (a) The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft,
       medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing
       pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
   (b) The lotion applied to a diseased part.

2. Excitation; instigation; encouragement.

         Dishonest fomentation of your pride.  --Young.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A piece of soft cloth or linen soaked in an herbal preparation and applied warm to a wound or affected area.
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