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poultice

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noun poul·tice \ˈpōl-təs\

Simple Definition of poultice

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of poultice

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

Examples of poultice in a sentence

  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


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poultice

verb, poul·tice

Definition of poultice

poulticedpoulticing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to apply a poultice to



1644

First Known Use of poultice

1644


POULTICE Defined for Kids

poultice

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noun poul·tice \ˈpōl-təs\

Definition of poultice for Students

  1. :  a soft and heated preparation usually containing medicine that is spread on cloth and placed on the skin to heal a sore or relieve pain




Medical Dictionary

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poultice

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noun poul·tice \ˈpōl-təs\

Medical Definition of poultice

  1. :  a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions to supply moist warmth, relieve pain, or act as a counterirritant or antiseptic—called also cataplasm




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poultice

transitive verb poul·tice

Medical Definition of poultice

poulticed; poulticing

  1. :  to apply a poultice to





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