Emplastic Em*plas"tic, a. [Cf. F. emplastique, fr. Gr. ? clogging. See {Emplaster}.] Fit to be applied as a plaster; glutinous; adhesive; as, emplastic applications. [1913 Webster]

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  • Emplastic — Em*plas tic, n. A medicine causing constipation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emplastic — I. (ˈ)em|plastik, ə̇mˈp adjective Etymology: Greek emplastikos, from emplastos (verbal of emplassein to plaster up, make stick, from em en (II) + plassein to mold, form, plaster more at plaster : adhesive II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • emplastic — 1. adjective viscous, glutinous, adhesive 2. noun A drug causing constipation …   Wiktionary

  • emplastic — adj. adhesive, sticky …   English contemporary dictionary

  • emplastic — em·plas·tic …   English syllables

  • adhesive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sticky, gluey, tenacious. n. adherent; glue, cement, etc. See coherence. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. adhering, adherent, sticking, sticky, glutinous, resinous, gummy, viscid, viscous, gluey,… …   English dictionary for students

  • emplaster — /em pläˈstər/ (obsolete) noun and verb Plaster ORIGIN: OFr emplastre(r), from L emplastrum • • • emplastic / plasˈ/ adjective 1. Glutinous 2. Adhesive noun A medicine that blocks the pores emplasˈtron (Greek) or emplasˈtrum …   Useful english dictionary

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