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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.
Middle English pultes from Medieval Latin pultēs thick paste from Latin pl. of puls pult- pottage pulse2
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From an alteration of Middle English pultes, from Latin pultes, plural of puls.
At the same time, if the throat has begun to show signs of being involved, a hot poultice or wet pack is applied to the neck.
For a pimple that has become infected, try using an Earl Grey teabag as a poultice.
Calm your senses as your body is soothed by a hot herbal poultice of sweet basil and a warm oil massage.
The Black Death was treated by lancing the buboes and applying a warm poultice of butter, onion and garlic.
It was used by early South American Indians as a powerful healing poultice.
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