plaster of paris definition

  • noun:
    • Anhydrous calcium sulphate, or calcined gypsum, which types with liquid a paste which shortly establishes or hardens, and it is useful for casts, moldings, etc. The definition of is loosely applied to any plaster stone or species of gypsum.
    • any of a few gypsum cements; a white powder (a type of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when blended with water and hardens into an excellent; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs

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