moulage

noun
mou·​lage | \ mü-ˈläzh How to pronounce moulage (audio) \

Definition of moulage

1 : an impression or cast made for use especially as evidence in a criminal investigation
2 : the taking of an impression for use as evidence in a criminal investigation

Examples of moulage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

That's why all the prep work happens through a gate from the employee parking lot, where a pair of moulage artists pull latex wounds from ziplock bags and fix them to various body parts with plenty of adhesive. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "My Day With the Zombies Who Help Airports Practice Plane Crashes," 16 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'moulage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of moulage

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for moulage

French, molding, from Middle French, from mouler to mold, from Old French modle mold — more at mold entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about moulage

Dictionary Entries near moulage

mouillure

moujik

moul

moulage

mould

mouldboard

moulder

Statistics for moulage

Last Updated

17 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for moulage

The first known use of moulage was in 1902

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for moulage

moulage

noun
mou·​lage | \ mü-ˈläzh How to pronounce moulage (audio) \

Medical Definition of moulage

: a mold of a lesion or defect used as a guide in applying medical treatment (as in radiotherapy) or in performing reconstructive surgery especially on the face

More from Merriam-Webster on moulage

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with moulage

Comments on moulage

What made you want to look up moulage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

involving a confidence or trust

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Word Puzzles

  • alt 57589b2b4c6a3
  • Which answer pairs best with each of the following words? living, estate, club, music, road, mile
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!