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Poultice definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POULTICE, n. [L. puls, pultis.] A cataplasm; a soft composition of meal, bran, or the like substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the body, etc.
POULTICE, v.t. To apply a cataplasm to.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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. [syn: poultice, cataplasm, plaster] v
1: dress by covering with a therapeutic substance [syn: poultice, plaster]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin, literally, pap, from Latin, plural of pult-, puls porridge Date: 15th century a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions II. transitive verb (-ticed; -ticing) Date: 1730 to apply a poultice to

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a soft medicated and usu. heated mass applied to the body and kept in place with muslin etc., for relieving soreness and inflammation. --v.tr. apply a poultice to. Etymology: orig. pultes (pl.) f. L puls pultis pottage, pap, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Poultice 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.'' --Bacon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Poultice Poul"tice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poulticed; p. pr. & vb. n. Poulticing.] To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(poultices) A poultice is a piece of cloth with a soft, often hot, substance such as clay or a mixture of herbs on it. It is put over a painful or swollen part of someone's body in order to reduce the pain or swelling. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Cataplasm.

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