Definitions of cataplasm
  1. noun
    a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
    synonyms: plaster, poultice
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    mustard plaster, sinapism
    a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
    type of:
    dressing, medical dressing
    a cloth covering for a wound or sore
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