- a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot as a medicament to the body.
- to apply a poultice to.
Origin of poultice
Examples from the Web for poulticed
Historical Examples of poulticed
It can neither be poulticed nor cured, it must be interred and a new one born.L-bas
J. K. Huysmans
The poulticed gentleman had indiscreetly left a light in his room, and this lured the lady from her path.Lincolniana
"The gre't lamp's all full," said the Widder, warming her apron and pressing it to her poulticed face.Meadow Grass
He said, "I poulticed my shoulders for three weeks, and they began to get soft, so I stopped doing it."Papers on Health
The foot should now be placed in a warm bath for half an hour or longer and then poulticed.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- 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
16c. alteration of Middle English pultes (late 14c.), ultimately from Latin pultes, plural of puls "porridge" (see pulse (n.2)).
- A soft moist adhesive mass, as of meal or clay, that is usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body.cataplasm