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Fomentation

noun
1.
A substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice.
2.
Application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation.
3.
Deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord).  Synonym: instigation.






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"Fomentation" Quotes from Famous Books



... that could be done was done, bleeding, fomentation, friction; the physician superintended, but there was no hope, it was all too late. He must have been dead some hours, for he was already cold and stiff. If there had been a spark of life in him he would have been saved. It was all over; I had lost my good lieutenant, ...
— The International Weekly Miscellany, Volume I. No. 9. - Of Literature, Art, and Science, August 26, 1850 • Various



Words linked to "Fomentation" :   intervention, compress, treatment, induction, trigger, foment, initiation, substance



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