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Meaning of PLASTER

Pronunciation:  'plastur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  adhesive tape used in dressing wounds
  2. [n]  a hardened surface of plaster (as on a wall or ceiling); "there were cracks in the plaster"
  3. [n]  a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
  4. [n]  a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
  5. [n]  any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
  6. [v]  dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
  7. [v]  coat with plaster; "daub the wall"
  8. [v]  apply a heavy coat to
  9. [v]  apply a plaster cast to; "plaster the broken arm"
  10. [v]  affix conspicuously; "She plastered warnings all over the wall"
  11. [v]  cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on; "The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters"

PLASTER is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: adhesive plaster, cataplasm, daub, plaster of Paris, plaster over, plasterwork, poultice, poultice, stick on, sticking plaster
 See Also: adhesive tape, affix, calcium sulfate, calcium sulphate, coat, court plaster, cover, covering material, dress, dressing, finish coat, finishing coat, grout, gypsum, medical dressing, mixture, mortar, mud, mustard plaster, parget, parget, pargeting, pargeting, pargetry, pargetting, pargetting, roughcast, roughcast, shinplaster, sinapism, spackle, spackling compound, stucco, surface, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plas"ter\, n. [AS., a plaster (in sense 1), fr. L.
    emplastrum, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to daub on, stuff in; ? in + ? to
    mold: cf. OF. plastre a plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]tre.
    Cf. {Plastic}, {Emplaster}, {Piaster}.] [Formerly written
    also {plaister}.]
    1. (Med.) An external application of a consistency harder
       than ointment, prepared for use by spreading it on linen,
       leather, silk, or other material. It is adhesive at the
       ordinary temperature of the body, and is used, according
       to its composition, to produce a medicinal effect, to bind
       parts together, etc.; as, a porous plaster; sticking
    2. A composition of lime, water, and sand, with or without
       hair as a bond, for coating walls, ceilings, and
       partitions of houses. See {Mortar}.
    3. Calcined gypsum, or plaster of Paris, especially when
       ground, as used for making ornaments, figures, moldings,
       etc.; or calcined gypsum used as a fertilizer.
    {Plaster cast}, a copy of an object obtained by pouring
       plaster of Paris mixed with water into a mold.
    {Plaster of Paris}. [So called because originally brought
       from a suburb of Paris.] (Chem.) Anhydrous calcium
       sulphate, or calcined gypsum, which forms with water a
       paste which soon sets or hardens, and is used for casts,
       moldings, etc. The term is loosely applied to any plaster
       stone or species of gypsum.
    {Plaster of Paris bandage} (Surg.), a bandage saturated with
       a paste of plaster of Paris, which on drying forms a
       perfectly fitting splint.
    {Plaster stone}, any species of gypsum. See {Gypsum}.
  2. \Plas"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plastered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Plastering}.] [Cf. OF. plastrer to plaster (in sense
    2), F. pl[^a]trer.]
    1. To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.
    2. To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and
       walls of a house.
    3. Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of;
       to hide, as with a covering of plaster. --Bale.
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