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See definition of fomentation on Dictionary.com
  • as inpoultice
  • as inwashing

synonyms for fomentation

  • cataplasm
  • compress
  • dressing
  • plaster
  • bath
  • bathing
  • laundry
  • soaking
  • ablution
  • laundering
  • lavabo
  • lavage
  • lavation
  • laving
  • maundy
  • abstersion
  • detersion
  • lavement
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How to use fomentation in a sentence

A warm bath, or fomentation with warm water and Laudanum, will assist, and sometimes relieve alone.
THE MATRON'S MANUAL OF MIDWIFERY, AND THE DISEASES OF WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY AND IN CHILDBEDFREDERICK HOLLICK
I only wish I were that chap in the mythology with a hundred hands—and every blessed one of them in need of fomentation.
SCARLETT OF THE MOUNTEDMARGUERITE MERINGTON
In India they make a decoction of the plant, mix it with onion juice and apply it to the head as a fomentation in hemicrania.
THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE PHILIPPINEST. H. PARDO DE TAVERA
Warmth applied externally to the stomach by hot cloths or fomentation.
ZOONOMIA, VOL. IIERASMUS DARWIN
Another fomentation, a visit from the doctor, who put us all on stout, and dinner was up.
A YEOMAN'S LETTERSP. T. ROSS
Locally, warm and moist dressings, such as a poultice or fomentation, may be used.
MANUAL OF SURGERYALEXIS THOMSON AND ALEXANDER MILES
Lead and opium lotion is a useful, soothing application employed as a fomentation.
MANUAL OF SURGERYALEXIS THOMSON AND ALEXANDER MILES
A blister may also be applied on the head, and the fomentation nevertheless occasionally repeated.
ZOONOMIA, VOL. IIERASMUS DARWIN
Could a warm bath made of decoction of bark, or a cold fomentation with it, be of service?
ZOONOMIA, VOL. IIERASMUS DARWIN
Warm water held in the mouth frequently, as a fomentation to the inflamed throat.
ZOONOMIA, VOL. IIERASMUS DARWIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FOMENTATION

  • cataplasm
  • compress
  • dressing
  • fomentation
  • plaster
  • ablution
  • abstersion
  • bath
  • bathing
  • detersion
  • fomentation
  • laundering
  • laundry
  • lavabo
  • lavage
  • lavation
  • lavement
  • laving
  • maundy
  • soaking
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.