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 (fō′mən-tā′shən, -mĕn-)
1. The act of fomenting; incitement.
a. A substance or material used as a warm, moist medicinal compress; a poultice.
b. The therapeutic application of warmth and moisture, as to relieve pain.


(ˌfoʊ mɛnˈteɪ ʃən)

1. encouragement of discord, rebellion, etc.; instigation.
2. the application of warm liquid, ointments, etc., to the surface of the body.
3. the liquid, ointments, etc., so applied.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fomentation - a substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
compress - a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
2.fomentation - application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
3.fomentation - deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
trigger, initiation, induction - an act that sets in motion some course of events


[ˌfəʊmenˈteɪʃən] N (frm) → instigación f


n (of trouble, discord)Schüren nt; (Med) → feuchte Umschläge pl
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Yet beware of being too material, when there is any impediment or obstruction in men's wills; for pre-occupation of mind ever requireth preface of speech; like a fomentation to make the unguent enter.
I then applied a fomentation to the part, which highly answered the intention; and after three or four times dressing, the wound began to discharge a thick pus or matter, by which means the cohesion--But perhaps I do not make myself perfectly well understood?
Guppy, whose incessant smiling gave her quite a waggish appearance, did as her son requested and then sat down in a corner, holding her pocket handkerchief to her chest, like a fomentation, with both hands.
The hands were now a woman's hands, and Sheldon grinned to himself as his fancy suggested that some night he must lie outside the mosquito-netting in order to have Joan apply soothing fomentations in the morning.
The whole of the previous night he had spent tossing about and groaning, and poor Nina Alexandrovna had been busy making cold compresses and warm fomentations and so on, without being very clear how to apply them.
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On the off probability that you just get fomentation with purpose and propulsion, you'll want to do not neglect a scraped spot course of action that contains a gap at the nearer read of it.
En effet, la continuite ou la rupture historique de la nation nous permet de considerer Fomentation ontologique comprise dans le modele de Rusen (2004) au regard de la conscience historique.
Attitude is a predisposition of mental, emotional, and behavioral reaction organized by a person on the basis of his/her experience, fomentation, and knowledge regarding himself/herself or any surrounding objects, social subject, or event (Inceoglu, 2000).
While the three men's addictions all play an indirect role in the fomentation of revolution, they are more directly linked to another parallel plot in the novel: foreign intervention and condemnation.
3%) and 3 (4%) patients in laparoscopic and open group respectively and were managed conservatively by analgesics and hot fomentation.
It is imperative to check the setting for frail spots that may be bargained amid the forceful fomentation.