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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord); Application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation.

Usage examples (34)
  • Another kind of fomentation is composed of dried poppyheads, 4 oz.
  • The fomentation may then be given once a day until the pain is removed.
  • This explains our hot poultice and fomentation as used with cold cloths.
  • Where no bag can be had, a good thick fomentation should be used instead. for more
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