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plaster

[ plas-ter, plah-ster ]
/ ˈplæs tər, ˈplɑ stər /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Also Archaic, plais·ter [pley-ster] /ˈpleɪ stər/ .

Origin of plaster

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English, from Medieval Latin plastrum “plaster” (both medical and building senses), aphetic variant of Latin emplastrum, from Greek émplastron “salve,” alteration of émplaston, neuter of émplastos “daubed”; see em-2, -plast

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British Dictionary definitions for plaster

plaster
/ (ˈplɑːstə) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of plaster

plasterer, nounplastery, adjective

Word Origin for plaster

Old English, from Medieval Latin plastrum medicinal salve, building plaster, via Latin from Greek emplastron curative dressing, from em- + plassein to form
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Medical definitions for plaster

plaster
[ plăstər ]

n.
Plaster of Paris.
A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
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