[ foh-men-tey-shuhn ]
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  1. encouragement of discord, rebellion, etc.; instigation.

  2. the application of warm liquid, ointments, etc., to the surface of the body.

  1. the liquid, ointments, etc., so applied.

Origin of fomentation

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin fōmentātiōn- (stem of fōmentātiō), equivalent to fōmentāt(us) (past participle of fōmentāre to foment) + -iōn--ion

Words Nearby fomentation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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