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fomentation

Definitions of fomentation
  1. noun
    deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
    synonyms: instigation
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    type of:
    induction, initiation, trigger
    an act that sets in motion some course of events
  2. noun
    application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
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    type of:
    intervention, treatment
    care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
  3. noun
    a substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice
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    type of:
    substance
    a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
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