HyperDic: fomentation

English > 3 senses of the word fomentation:
NOUNsubstancefomentationa substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice
actfomentationapplication of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
actfomentation, instigationdeliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
English > fomentation: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice.
BroadersubstanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
Substance ofcompressA cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
English > fomentation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningapplication of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation.
Broadertreatment, interventioncare provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Verbsfomentbathe with warm water or medicated lotions
English > fomentation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningDeliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord).
Synonyminstigation
Broadertrigger, induction, initiationAn act that sets in motion some course of events
Spanishfomento, incitación, instigación, provocación
Verbsfomenttry to stir up public opinion

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