poultice

  • 1Poultice — Poul tice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poulticed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poulticing}.] To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Poultice — Poul tice, n. [L. puls, pl. pultes, a thick pap; akin to Gr. po ltos. Cf. {Pulse} seeds.] A soft composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the body, etc.; a cataplasm. Poultice relaxeth …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3poultice — ► NOUN ▪ a soft moist mass of flour, plant material, etc., applied to the skin to relieve inflammation. ► VERB ▪ apply a poultice to. ORIGIN from Latin puls pottage, pap …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4poultice — [pōl′tis] n. [earlier pultes < ML, thick pap, orig. pl. of L puls: see PULSE2] a hot, soft, moist mass, as of flour, herbs, mustard, etc., sometimes spread on cloth, applied to a sore or inflamed part of the body vt. poulticed, poulticing to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5poultice — index drug Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6poultice — 1540s, alteration of M.E. pultes, from L. pultes, pl. of puls porridge (see PULSE (Cf. pulse) (n.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7Poultice — A poultice, also called cataplasm, is a soft moist mass, often heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth over the skin to treat an aching, inflamed, or painful part of the body. It can also be a porous solid filled with solvent used to remove …

    Wikipedia

  • 8poultice — A soft magma or mush prepared by wetting various powders or other absorbent substances with oily or watery fluids, sometimes medicated, and usually applied hot to the surface; it exerts an emollient, relaxing, or stimulant, counterirritant effect …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9poultice — n. to apply a poultice * * * [ pəʊltɪs] to apply a poultice …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10poultice — UK [ˈpəʊltɪs] / US [ˈpoʊltɪs] noun [countable] Word forms poultice : singular poultice plural poultices a soft wet substance that you put on an injury or painful part of someone s body …

    English dictionary

  • 11poultice — /ˈpoʊltəs / (say pohltuhs) noun 1. a soft, moist mass of some substance, as bread, meal, linseed, herbage, etc., often heated, applied as a medicament to the body. 2. Colloquial a large amount: he has a poultice of money. 3. Colloquial a mortgage …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 12poultice — I. noun Etymology: Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin, literally, pap, from Latin, plural of pult , puls porridge Date: 15th century a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13poultice — /pohl tis/, n., v., poulticed, poulticing. n. 1. a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot as a medicament to the body. v.t. 2. to apply a poultice to. [1535 45; earlier pultes, pl. (taken as sing.) of L puls (s. pult )… …

    Universalium

  • 14poultice — noun A soft, moist mass applied topically to a sore, aching or lesioned part of the body to soothe. A poultice is usually wrapped in cloth and often warmed before being applied. Syn: cataplasm …

    Wiktionary

  • 15poultice — [[t]po͟ʊltɪs[/t]] poultices N COUNT A poultice is a piece of cloth with a soft, often hot, substance such as clay or a mixture of herbs on it. It is put over a painful or swollen part of someone s body in order to reduce the pain or swelling …

    English dictionary

  • 16poultice — poul·tice || pəʊltɪs n. plaster, soft heated mass of herbs (or meal, clay, etc.) wrapped in a cloth and applied to a wounded or inflamed area of the body v. apply a poultice to a wounded or inflamed area of the body …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17poultice — [ pəʊltɪs] noun a soft, moist mass of material, typically consisting of bran, flour, herbs, etc., applied with a cloth to the body to relieve inflammation. verb apply a poultice to. Origin ME: from L. pultes (plural), from puls, pult pottage, pap …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18poultice — poul•tice [[t]ˈpoʊl tɪs[/t]] n. v. ticed, tic•ing 1) med a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot as a medicament to the body 2) med to apply a poultice to • Etymology: 1535–45; earlier pultes < L, pl. (taken as… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19poultice — šuteklis statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Hidrofilinis šilumą sulaikantis pagrindas su išsklaidytomis kietomis ar skystomis veikliosiomis medžiagomis. Šuteklis dažniausiai storai paskirstomas ant tinkamos tvarsliavos ir yra …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 20poultice — n. & v. n. a soft medicated and usu. heated mass applied to the body and kept in place with muslin etc., for relieving soreness and inflammation. v.tr. apply a poultice to. Etymology: orig. pultes (pl.) f. L puls pultis pottage, pap, etc …

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