plaster

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See also: Plaster and plåster

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Old English plaster, from late Latin plastrum, shortened from Classical Latin emplastrum (a plaster, bandage); later reinforced by Anglo-Norman plastre.

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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, Britain, New Zealand, Canada) 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; render, stucco.
  4. (countable) A cast made of plaster of Paris and gauze; plaster cast.
  5. (uncountable) plaster of Paris.

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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; to render.
    to plaster a wall
  2. (transitive) To apply a plaster to.
    to plaster a wound
  3. (transitive) To smear with some viscous or liquid substance.
    Her face was plastered with mud.
  4. (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]

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plaster m inan

  1. plaster, sticking plaster, band-aid

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Swedish[edit]

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plaster

  1. indefinite plural of plast