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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: pultes 'soft material', from Latin puls 'porridge'

poultice

noun
     
Related topics: Hospital
poul‧tice [countable]
MH something that is put on someone's skin to make it less swollen or painful, often made of a wet cloth with milk, herbs, or clay on it

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