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Meaning of POULTICE

Pronunciation:  'powltis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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.
  2. [v]  dress by covering with a therapeutic substance

POULTICE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cataplasm, plaster, plaster
 See Also: dress, dressing, medical dressing, mustard plaster, sinapism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Poul"tice\, n. [L. puls, pl. pultes, a thick pap; akin
    to Gr. po`ltos. Cf. {Pulse} seeds.]
    A soft composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous
    substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the
    body, etc.; a cataplasm. ``Poultice relaxeth the pores.''
  2. \Poul"tice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poulticed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Poulticing}.]
    To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A mass of crushed herbs that is applied directly to an affected area. Poultices contain an active substance and a base, and are placed on any part of the body to relieve pain and reduce congestion or inflammation.
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