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poultice

noun poul·tice \ ˈpōl-təs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of poultice

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

Examples of poultice in a Sentence

  1. placed a poultice over the infected cut

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Origin and Etymology of poultice

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

poultice Synonyms


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poultice

verb

Definition of poultice

poulticed; poulticing
transitive verb
:to apply a poultice to

First Known Use of poultice

1644


POULTICE Defined for English Language Learners

poultice

noun

Definition of poultice for English Language Learners

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


POULTICE Defined for Kids

poultice

noun poul·tice \ ˈpōl-təs \

Definition of poultice for Students

: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

Medical Dictionary

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poultice

noun poul·tice \ ˈpōl-təs \

medical Definition of poultice

: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

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poultice

transitive verb

medical Definition of poultice

poulticed; poulticing
:to apply a poultice to


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