fomentation

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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


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fomentation

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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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