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Poultice

Poultice

A soft composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the body, etc.; a cataplasm. Poultice relaxeth the pores.

Origin: L. Puls, pl. Pultes, a thick pap; akin to gr. Poltos. Cf. Pulse seeds.


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