mustard plaster


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mustard plaster

n.
A medicinal plaster made with a pastelike mixture of powdered black mustard, flour, and water, used especially as a counterirritant. Also called sinapism.
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mustard plaster

n
(Medicine) med a mixture of powdered black mustard seeds and an adhesive agent applied to the skin for its relaxing, stimulating, or counterirritant effects
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mus′tard plas`ter


n.
a preparation of powdered mustard placed on a cloth and applied to the skin as a counterirritant.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mustard plaster - a plaster containing powdered black mustardmustard plaster - a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
cataplasm, poultice, plaster - 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.
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Translations

mustard plaster

nsenapismo
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References in classic literature ?
In the midst of the worst paroxysm Charlie came to leave a message from his mother, and was met by Phebe coming despondently downstairs with a mustard plaster that had brought no relief.
The application of lawyers to John Tarwater was like the application of a mustard plaster. For, in his judgment, they were the gentry, more than any other, who had skinned him out of the broad Tarwater acres.
* If orange juice still tastes like castor oil, you buy Vicks in the economy size and you know how to make a mustard plaster or mix a hot toddy, you probably don't see a doctor often.