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poul·tice

 (pōl′tĭs)
n.
A soft moist mass of bread, meal, clay, or other adhesive substance, usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body. Also called cataplasm.
tr.v. poul·ticed, poul·tic·ing, poul·tic·es
To apply a poultice to.

[Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin pultēs, thick paste, from Latin, pl. of puls, pult-, pottage; see pulse2.]

poultice

(ˈpəʊltɪs)
n
1. (Medicine) med Also called: cataplasm 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
2. slang Austral a large sum of money, esp a debt
[C16: from earlier pultes, from Latin puls a thick porridge]

poul•tice

(ˈpoʊl tɪs)

n., v. -ticed, -tic•ing. n.
1. a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot as a medicament to the body.
v.t.
2. to apply a poultice to.
[1535–45; earlier pultes < Latin, pl. (taken as singular) of puls (s. pult-) porridge. See pulse2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poultice - a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.poultice - a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
medical dressing, dressing - a cloth covering for a wound or sore
mustard plaster, sinapism - a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
Verb1.poultice - dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
dress - apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds"
Translations

poultice

[ˈpəʊltɪs]
A. Ncataplasma f, emplasto m
B. VTponer una cataplasma a, emplastar (with con)

poultice

[ˈpəʊltɪs] ncataplasme m

poultice

nUmschlag m, → Wickel m; (for boil) → Zugpflaster nt
vteinen Umschlag or Wickel machen um; boilein Zugpflaster kleben auf (+acc)

poultice

[ˈpəʊltɪs] nimpiastro, cataplasma m

poul·tice

n. cataplasma, emplasto.

poultice

n emplasto, cataplasma
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The foot has been poulticed which is the normal treatment
by which time the horses from the afternoon's final race have been walked, their legs poulticed and bandaged, and returned to their stalls.
Our blacksmith removed the shoe and we poulticed the foot overnight.