fomentation(redirected from hot compress)
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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.
fo•men•ta•tion(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.
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|Noun||1.||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|
|3.||fomentation - deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)|