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.
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.
The GOP's sole interest under this administration is the enabling of a president whose focus is feeding his own extreme narcissism through fomentation and divisiveness.
An infusion of leaves is taken internally for bilious fever and catarrhal affections, externally it is used in the form of lotion or fomentation against eczema eruptions and rheumatism.
The literature on the Soweto Uprising points to the important role played by particular teachers in Soweto's classrooms, who encouraged political development and fomentation among their students (Brown 2016: 128-9; Magaziner 2010: 156-7; Glaser 2000: 162).
As such, they have the luxury to debate about the merits of a democratic ideal which even in generally peaceful Europe is not holding fast, but is instead falling victim to popular agitation and the fomentation of both right wing and left wing extremist movements.
In this study, edema after intralesional immunotherapy was the most common side effect (recorded in 85% of patients) and it improved with cold fomentation. King et al.
These businessmen are usually peace-loving people, not given to mischievous disturbances and seditious fomentation. You must look after their interest and protect them whether they are trading in your cities or towns or whether they are travelling over the countries carrying goods from place to place.
Confined for half a century (1938-1988) within the confines of the patrimonial power of first ladies, in flagrant nepotism federal social assistance operated through a mixture of activities of family and community fomentation (mothers' clubs) through patterns of the operation of social centres combining maternal-infant care with management removed from health policy.