Examples from the Web for fomentation
This Fomentation may be apply'd very hot to very good purpose, viz.The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method|Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
Renew the fomentation every five minutes for three-quarters-of-an-hour at least.Papers on Health|John Kirk
Locally, warm and moist dressings, such as a poultice or fomentation, may be used.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Warmth applied externally to the stomach by hot cloths or fomentation.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
The flowers are an eye-wash and cosmetic, or they may be taken as tea or used as a fomentation.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
Word Origin and History for fomentation
c.1400, from Late Latin fomentationem, noun of action from past participle stem of fomentare, from Latin fomentum (see foment).