fomentation

noun
fo·men·ta·tion | \ ˌfō-mən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌmen- \

Definition of fomentation 

1a : 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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fomentation

noun
fo·men·ta·tion | \ ˌfō-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen- \

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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