poultice

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

poultice (plural poultices)

  1. 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.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      The poultice relaxeth the pores.

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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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