cataplasm definition

  • noun:
    • See poultice.
    • A poultice or plaster, spread-over one's skin as hospital treatment.
    • A soft and wet material applied externally for some part of the body; a poultice.
    • In medicine, a soft and moist substance is placed on some part of the human body; a poultice.
    • a medical dressing composed of a soft heated size of dinner or clay that's spread on a cloth and put on the skin to deal with inflamed areas or improve blood supply etc.

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