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See mustard plaster.
[French sinapisme, from Late Latin sināpismus, from Greek sināpismos, use of a mustard plaster, from sināpizein, to apply a mustard plaster, from sināpi, mustard, variant of earlier nāpu; probably akin to Middle Persian span- in spandān, mustard (Middle Persian dān, seed) and Sanskrit sarṣapaḥ, mustard, and ultimately of non-Indo-European origin.]
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(Medicine) a technical name for mustard plaster
[C17: from Late Latin sināpismus, from Greek sinapismos application of mustard plaster, from sinapi mustard, of Egyptian origin]
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the use of mustard piaster for medical purposes.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||sinapism - a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient|
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