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poultice

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EtymologyEdit

From an alteration of Middle English pultes, from Latin pultes, plural of puls.

NounEdit

poultice (plural poultices)

  1. A soft, moist mass applied topically to a sore, aching or lesioned part of the body to soothe. A poultice is usually wrapped in cloth and often warmed before being applied.
    • Francis Bacon
      Poultice relaxeth the pores.

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VerbEdit

poultice (third-person singular simple present poultices, present participle poulticing, simple past and past participle poulticed)

  1. (transitive) To treat with a poultice.