Poultice meaning

pōltĭs
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.

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A soft moist mass of bread, meal, clay, or other adhesive substance, usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body.
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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.
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To apply a poultice to.
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To apply a poultice to.
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A soft moist mass of bread, meal, clay, or other adhesive substance, usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body.
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To apply a poultice to.
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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.
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To treat with a poultice.
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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