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fomentation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fomentation  \Fo`men*ta"tion\,  n.  [?.  fomentatio:  cf  F. 
  fomentation.] 
  1.  (Med.) 
  a  The  act  of  fomenting;  the  application  of  warm,  soft, 
  medicinal  substances,  as  for  the  purpose  of  easing 
  pain,  by  relaxing  the  skin,  or  of  discussing  tumors. 
  b  The  lotion  applied  to  a  diseased  part 
 
  2.  Excitation;  instigation;  encouragement. 
 
  Dishonest  fomentation  of  your  pride.  --Young. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fomentation 
  n  :  deliberate  and  intentional  triggering  (of  trouble  or 
  discord)  [syn:  {instigation},  {mounting}] 




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