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plaster

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noun plas·ter \ˈpla-stər\

Definition of plaster

  1. 1 :  a medicated or protective dressing that consists of a film (as of cloth or plastic) spread with a usually medicated substance adhesive plaster; broadly :  something applied to heal and soothe

  2. 2 :  a pasty composition (as of lime, water, and sand) that hardens on drying and is used for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions

plastery

play \ˈpla-st(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of plaster in a Sentence

  1. put a plaster on the burn and don't touch it

Origin and Etymology of plaster

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin emplastrum, from Greek emplastron, from emplassein to plaster on, from en- + plassein to mold, plaster; perhaps akin to Latin planus level, flat — more at floor


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plaster

verb plas·ter

Definition of plaster

plastered

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plastering

play \ˈpla-st(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to overlay or cover with plaster :  coat

  3. 2 :  to apply a plaster to

  4. 3a :  to cover over or conceal as if with a coat of plasterb :  to apply as a coating or incrustationc :  to smooth down with a sticky or shiny substance plastered his hair down

  5. 4 :  to fasten or apply tightly to another surface

  6. 5 :  to treat with plaster of paris

  7. 6 :  to affix to or place on especially conspicuously or in quantity

  8. 7 :  to inflict heavy damage or loss on especially by a concentrated or unremitting attack

  9. intransitive verb
  10. :  to apply plaster

plasterer

play \ˈpla-stər-ər\ noun

Examples of plaster in a Sentence

  1. We plastered and sanded the walls before painting them.

  2. They plastered the walls with posters.

  3. Someone had plastered a political poster on the wall.

  4. His clothes were plastered to his body from the rain.

  5. He plastered his hair down with gel.

First Known Use of plaster

14th century



PLASTER Defined for English Language Learners

plaster

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noun

Definition of plaster for English Language Learners

  • : a wet substance that hardens when it becomes dry and that is used to make smooth walls and ceilings

  • : a piece of material that is put on the skin over a small wound

plaster

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Definition of plaster for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (a surface) with plaster

  • : to cover (a surface or area) with something

  • : to put (something, such as a poster or sign) on a surface


PLASTER Defined for Kids

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plaster

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noun plas·ter \ˈpla-stər\

Definition of plaster for Students

  1. :  a paste (as of lime, sand, and water) that hardens when it dries and is used for coating walls and ceilings


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plaster

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verb plas·ter

Definition of plaster for Students

plastered

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plastering

  1. 1 :  to cover or smear with or as if with a paste used for coating

  2. 2 :  to paste or fasten on especially so as to cover He likes to plaster a wall with posters.


Medical Dictionary

plaster

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noun plas·ter \ˈplas-tər\

Medical Definition of plaster

  1. :  a medicated or protective dressing that consists of a film (as of cloth or plastic) spread with a usually medicated substance adhesive plaster



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