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fomentation

noun fo·men·ta·tion \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

fomentation

noun fo·men·ta·tion \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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