fomentation


fo·men·ta·tion

noun \ˌfō-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\

Definition of FOMENTATION

1
a :  the application of hot moist substances to the body to ease pain
b :  the material so applied
2
:  the act of fomenting :  instigation

First Known Use of FOMENTATION

14th century

fo·men·ta·tion

noun \ˌfō-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOMENTATION

1
: the application of hot moist substances to the body to ease pain
2
: the material applied in fomentation : poultice

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