plaster

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English plaster, from late Latin plastrum; later reinforced by Anglo-Norman plaistre.

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plaster (countable and uncountable, plural plasters)

  1. (uncountable) A paste applied to the skin for healing or cosmetic purposes.
  2. (countable, New Zealand, UK) A small adhesive bandage to cover a minor wound; a sticking plaster.
  3. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with the addition of fibres, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings.
  4. (countable) A cast made of plaster of Paris and gauze; plaster cast.
  5. (uncountable) plaster of Paris.

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Verb[edit]

plaster (third-person singular simple present plasters, present participle plastering, simple past and past participle plastered)

  1. (transitive) To cover or coat something with plaster, or apply a plaster.
    Her face was plastered in mud.
  2. (transitive) To hide or cover up, as if with plaster.
    The radio station plastered the buses and trains with its advertisement.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse plástr, from Medieval Latin plastrum, from Latin emplastrum.

Noun[edit]

plaster n (singular definite plastret or plasteret, plural indefinite plastre)

  1. band-aid, plaster or sticking plaster

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

plaster m

  1. plaster, sticking plaster, band-aid

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Swedish[edit]

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plaster

  1. indefinite plural of plast