fomentation

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


Medical Dictionary

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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