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Noun: fomentation  ,fow-men'tey-shun
  1. A substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice
  2. Application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
  3. Deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
    - instigation

Derived forms: fomentations

Type of: induction, initiation, intervention, substance, treatment, trigger

Part of: compress

Encyclopedia: Fomentation