Noun: plaster plã-stu(r)
Verb: plaster plã-stu(r)
- A mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
- Any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making moulds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
- plaster of Paris
- 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.
- poultice, cataplasm
- A surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)
"there were cracks in the plaster";
- Adhesive tape used in dressing wounds
- adhesive plaster, sticking plaster [Brit]
- Apply a heavy coat to
- plaster over, stick on
- Cover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on
"The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters";
- Affix conspicuously
"She plastered warnings all over the wall"
- Apply a plaster cast to
"plaster the broken arm"
- (masonry) coat with plaster
"plaster the wall";
- (medicine) dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
Derived forms: plastering, plastered, plasters
Type of: adhesive tape, affix, calcium sulfate, calcium sulphate, coat, cover, covering material, dress, dressing, medical dressing, mixture, stick on, surface