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Poultice vs. Plaster

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Main Difference

The main difference between Poultice and Plaster is that the Poultice is a soft moist mass, often heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth over the skin and Plaster is a general term for a broad range of building and sculpture materials

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  • Poultice (noun)

    A soft, moist mass applied topically to a sore, aching or lesioned part of the body to soothe. A poultice is usually wrapped in cloth and often warmed before being applied.

  • Poultice (verb)

    To treat with a poultice.

  • Plaster (noun)

    A paste applied to the skin for healing or cosmetic purposes.

  • Plaster (noun)

    A small adhesive bandage to cover a minor wound; a sticking plaster.

  • Plaster (noun)

    A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with the addition of fibres, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings; render, stucco.

  • Plaster (noun)

    A cast made of plaster of Paris and gauze; plaster cast.

  • Plaster (noun)

    plaster of Paris.

  • Plaster (verb)

    To cover or coat something with plaster; to render.

    "to plaster a wall"

  • Plaster (verb)

    To apply a plaster to.

    "to plaster a wound"

  • Plaster (verb)

    To smear with some viscous or liquid substance.

    "Her face was plastered with mud."

  • Plaster (verb)

    To hide or cover up, as if with plaster; to cover thickly.

    "The radio station plastered the buses and trains with its advertisement."

  • Plaster (verb)

    To smooth over.

Wiktionary
  • Poultice (noun)

    A soft composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the body, etc.; a cataplasm.

  • Poultice

    To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice.

  • Plaster (noun)

    An external application of a consistency harder than ointment, prepared for use by spreading it on linen, leather, silk, or other material. It is adhesive at the ordinary temperature of the body, and is used, according to its composition, to produce a medicinal effect, to bind parts together, etc.; as, a porous plaster; sticking plaster.

  • Plaster (noun)

    A composition of lime, water, and sand, with or without hair as a bond, for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions of houses. See Mortar.

  • Plaster (noun)

    Calcined gypsum, or plaster of Paris, especially when ground, as used for making ornaments, figures, moldings, etc.; or calcined gypsum used as a fertilizer.

  • Plaster

    To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.

  • Plaster

    To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and walls of a house.

  • Plaster

    Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of; to hide, as with a covering of plaster.

Webster Dictionary
  • Poultice (noun)

    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 (verb)

    dress by covering with a therapeutic substance

  • Plaster (noun)

    a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings

  • Plaster (noun)

    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 molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs

  • Plaster (noun)

    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.

  • Plaster (noun)

    a hardened surface of plaster (as on a wall or ceiling);

    "there were cracks in the plaster"

  • Plaster (noun)

    adhesive tape used in dressing wounds

  • Plaster (verb)

    cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on;

    "The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters"

  • Plaster (verb)

    affix conspicuously;

    "She plastered warnings all over the wall"

  • Plaster (verb)

    apply a plaster cast to;

    "plaster the broken arm"

  • Plaster (verb)

    apply a heavy coat to

  • Plaster (verb)

    coat with plaster;

    "daub the wall"

  • Plaster (verb)

    dress by covering with a therapeutic substance

Princeton's WordNet

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