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poultice

[pohl-tis] /ˈpoʊl tɪs/
noun
1.
a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot as a medicament to the body.
verb (used with object), poulticed, poulticing.
2.
to apply a poultice to.
Origin of poultice
1535-1545
1535-45; earlier pultes, plural (taken as singular) of Latin puls (stem pult-) thick pap. See pulse2
Related forms
unpoulticed, adjective
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poultice

/ˈpəʊltɪs/
noun
1.
(med) Also called cataplasm. a local moist and often heated application for the skin consisting of substances such as kaolin, linseed, or mustard, used to improve the circulation, treat inflamed areas, etc
2.
(Austral, slang) a large sum of money, esp a debt
Word Origin
C16: from earlier pultes, from Latin puls a thick porridge
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n.

16c. alteration of Middle English pultes (late 14c.), ultimately from Latin pultes, plural of puls "porridge" (see pulse (n.2)).

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poultice in Medicine

poultice poul·tice (pōl'tĭs)
n.
A soft moist adhesive mass, as of meal or clay, that is usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body. Also called cataplasm.


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