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poultice

[ pohl-tis ]
/ ˈpoʊl tɪs /
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noun
a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot as a medicament to the body.
verb (used with object), poul·ticed, poul·tic·ing.
to apply a poultice to.
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Origin of poultice

1535–45; earlier pultes, plural (taken as singular) of Latin puls (stem pult-) thick pap. See pulse2

OTHER WORDS FROM poultice

un·poul·ticed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for poultice

poultice
/ (ˈpəʊltɪs) /

noun
Also called: cataplasm med a local moist and often heated application for the skin consisting of substances such as kaolin, linseed, or mustard, used to improve the circulation, treat inflamed areas, etc
Australian slang a large sum of money, esp a debt

Word Origin for poultice

C16: from earlier pultes, from Latin puls a thick porridge
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