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


the process of working with plaster.
a coating of plaster.
a decisive defeat; drubbing.

Origin of plastering

1375–1425; late Middle English (gerund). See plaster, -ing1

Definition for plastering (2 of 2)

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


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 plastering (1 of 2)

/ (ˈplɑːstərɪŋ) /


a coating or layer of plaster

British Dictionary definitions for plastering (2 of 2)

/ (ˈplɑːstə) /



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 plastering

[ plăstər ]


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