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Definition of "poultice" [poul•tice]

  • A soft moist mass of bread, meal, clay, or other adhesive substance, usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body. Also called cataplasm. (noun)
  • To apply a poultice to. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poultice" in a sentence
  • "I have heard the term poultice applied to the suet pudding more than once in casual conversations in the exercise ground."
  • "During the second five minutes this belief evaporates, but the poultice is buckled at the back and you can’t get it off."
  • "A poultice is a liquid cleaner or chemical mixed with a white absorbent material to form a paste about the consistency of peanut butter."