poultice


1poul·tice

noun \ˈpōl-təs\

: a soft, usually heated substance that is spread on cloth and then placed on the skin to heal a sore or reduce pain

Full Definition of POULTICE

:  a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions

Examples of POULTICE

  1. <placed a poultice over the infected cut>

Origin of POULTICE

Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin, literally, pap, from Latin, plural of pult-, puls porridge
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to POULTICE

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, purgative, soporific, spectrum

2poultice

transitive verb
poulticedpoultic·ing

Definition of POULTICE

:  to apply a poultice to

First Known Use of POULTICE

1730

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

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