poultice

noun
poul·​tice | \ ˈpōl-təs How to pronounce poultice (audio) \

Definition of poultice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions

poultice

verb
poulticed; poulticing

Definition of poultice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to apply a poultice to

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Synonyms for poultice

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of poultice in a Sentence

Noun placed a poultice over the infected cut
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And Bachelor in Paradise is a 17th-century doctor applying a poultice of herbs to revitalize my HOT GOSS humor. Ali Barthwell, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2021 Ancient Greeks and Romans ground it into a poultice to relieve back pain and menstrual cramps. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 30 Mar. 2021 Lister and his disciples mostly developed and spread antisepsis through benign breaches of expectation—applying an untested acidic poultice here, treating an otherwise terminal patient without informing them there. Matt Beane, Wired, 8 June 2020 Choctaws used a poultice of its leaves for headaches. Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2020 Choctaws used a poultice of its leaves for headaches. Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2020 Choctaws used a poultice of its leaves for headaches. Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2020 Choctaws used a poultice of its leaves for headaches. Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2020 Choctaws used a poultice of its leaves for headaches. Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Actually, Sister, in my experience poulticing isn’t much help in these chest cases. Emma Donoghue, The Atlantic, 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of poultice

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1644, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poultice

Noun

Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin, literally, pap, from Latin, plural of pult-, puls porridge

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15 Sep 2021

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“Poultice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poultice. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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poultice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of poultice

: a soft, usually heated substance that is spread on cloth and then placed on the skin to heal a sore or reduce pain

poultice

noun
poul·​tice | \ ˈpōl-təs How to pronounce poultice (audio) \

Kids Definition of poultice

: a soft and heated preparation usually containing medicine that is spread on cloth and placed on the skin to heal a sore or relieve pain

poultice

noun
poul·​tice | \ ˈpōl-təs How to pronounce poultice (audio) \

Medical Definition of poultice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions to supply moist warmth, relieve pain, or act as a counterirritant or antiseptic

called also cataplasm

poultice

transitive verb
poulticed; poulticing

Medical Definition of poultice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to apply a poultice to

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