Poultice Definition

pōltĭs
poulticed, poultices, poulticing
noun
poultices
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.
Webster's New World
The definition of a poultice is a medical dressing or is a soft, moist mass of natural materials that you put on your body and keep in place with a cloth to try to reduce soreness or inflammation.
A mix of aloe and vitamins with a cloth over it applied to a sunburn to soothe the sunburn is an example of a poultice.
YourDictionary
verb
poulticed, poultices, poulticing
To apply a poultice to.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
plaster

Other Word Forms of Poultice

Noun

Singular:
poultice
Plural:
poultices

Origin of Poultice

  • Middle English pultes from Medieval Latin pultēs thick paste from Latin pl. of puls pult- pottage pulse2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From an alteration of Middle English pultes, from Latin pultes, plural of puls.

    From Wiktionary

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