poultice

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

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poultice (plural poultices)

  1. A soft, moist mass, usually wrapped in cloth and warmed, that is applied topically to a sore, aching or lesioned part of the body to soothe it.
    • 1631, [Francis Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      The poultice relaxeth the pores.
  2. A porous solid filled with solvent, used to remove stains from porous stone such as marble or granite.

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poultice (third-person singular simple present poultices, present participle poulticing, simple past and past participle poulticed)

  1. (transitive) To treat with a poultice.

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