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cataplasm


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cataplasm  \Cat"a*plasm\,  n.  [L.  cataplasma,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to 
  spread  over  kata`  down  wholly  +  ?  to  form  mold.]  (Med.) 
  A  soft  and  moist  substance  applied  externally  to  some  part  of 
  the  body;  a  poultice.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cataplasm 
  n  :  a  soft  heated  mass  of  meal  or  clay  that  is  spread  on  a  cloth 
  and  applied  to  the  skin  to  treat  inflamed  areas  or 
  improve  circulation  etc  [syn:  {poultice},  {plaster}] 




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