encouragement of discord, rebellion, etc.; instigation.
the application of warm liquid, ointments, etc., to the surface of the body.
the liquid, ointments, etc., so applied.
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How to use fomentation in a sentence
A warm bath, or fomentation with warm water and Laudanum, will assist, and sometimes relieve alone.
I only wish I were that chap in the mythology with a hundred hands—and every blessed one of them in need of fomentation.Scarlett of the Mounted | Marguerite Merington
In India they make a decoction of the plant, mix it with onion juice and apply it to the head as a fomentation in hemicrania.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
Warmth applied externally to the stomach by hot cloths or fomentation.Zoonomia, Vol. II | Erasmus Darwin
Another fomentation, a visit from the doctor, who put us all on stout, and dinner was up.A Yeoman's Letters | P. T. Ross