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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

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

  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

poulticedpoultic·ing

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



1644

First Known Use of poultice

1644



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