plaster

[ plas-ter, plah-ster ]
/ ˈplæs tər, ˈplɑ stər /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of plaster

before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Medieval Latin plastrum plaster (both medical and building senses), aphetic variant of Latin emplastrum < 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 Formsplasterer, 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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Medicine 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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