Definitions for: Poultice


[n] a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
[v] dress by covering with a therapeutic substance



Webster (1913) Definition: Poul"tice, n. [L. puls, pl. pultes, a thick pap; akin
to Gr. po`ltos. Cf. Pulse seeds.]
A soft composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous
substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the
body, etc.; a cataplasm. ``Poultice relaxeth the pores.''
--Bacon.


Poul"tice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poulticed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Poulticing.]
To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice.

Synonyms: cataplasm, plaster, plaster

See Also: dress, dressing, medical dressing, mustard plaster, sinapism

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