HyperDic: foment

English > 2 senses of the word foment:
VERBsocialfoment, agitate, stir uptry to stir up public opinion
bodyfomentbathe with warm water or medicated lotions
foment > pronunciation
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English > foment: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtry to stir up public opinion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsagitate, stir up
NarrowerrumpusCause a disturbance
Broaderprovoke, stimulateProvide the needed stimulus for
Spanishagitar, combatir, fomentar, provocar
Catalanagitar, fomentar, revoltar
Nounsfomentationdeliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
fomenterone who agitates
English > foment: 2 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningbathe with warm water or medicated lotions.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"His legs should be fomented"
Broaderbathecleanse the entire body
Nounsfomentationapplication of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation

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