fomentation


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fo·men·ta·tion

 (fō′mən-tā′shən, -mĕn-)
n.
1. The act of fomenting; incitement.
2.
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.

fo•men•ta•tion

(ˌfoʊ mɛnˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
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
Translations

fomentation

[ˌfəʊmenˈteɪʃən] N (frm) → instigación f

fomentation

n (of trouble, discord)Schüren nt; (Med) → feuchte Umschläge pl
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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?
biosys also diversified its business into the development of baculovirus bioinsecticides and contract manufacturing services for biological pesticides, as well as other industrial fomentation products.
Qugiley took part in an interview with FNA and answered some questions regarding the recent crisis in the Crimean peninsula, the destructive role of the United States in the fomentation of unrest there and the today's public referendum on the future territorial status of this autonomous republic.
These people are charged with participation and calls for mass disorders, fomentation of religious hatred, public calls for forcible change of the constitutional system and other.
It is the calculated plan of the Western World to keep Africa's industrial and economic development at bay through the fomentation of conflicts of all sorts.