Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: poultice  pówl-tis
  1. 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.
    - cataplasm, plaster
Verb: poultice  pówl-tis
  1. (medicine) dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
    - plaster

Derived forms: poultices, poulticed, poulticing

Type of: dress, dressing, medical dressing

Encyclopedia: Poultice