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1. fomentation

a substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice

2. fomentation

application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation

3. fomentation, instigation

deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fomentation
treatment of bodily pain or injury by the application of warm, moist substances, as in a lotion or compress
a lotion, compress, etc. so applied
a stirring up of trouble; incitement

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of fomentation
1. The act of fomenting; incitement.
a. A substance or material used as a warm, moist medicinal compress; a poultice.
b. The therapeutic application of warmth and moisture, as to relieve pain.

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