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    plaster - Dictionary definition and meaning for word plaster

    Definition
    (noun) a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : plaster of paris
    Definition
    (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.
    Synonyms : cataplasm , poultice
    Definition
    (noun) a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)
    Synonyms : plasterwork
    Example Sentence
    • there were cracks in the plaster
    Definition
    (noun) adhesive tape used in dressing wounds Definition
    (verb) apply a heavy coat to
    Synonyms : plaster over , stick on
    Definition
    (verb) cover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on
    Synonyms : beplaster
    Example Sentence
    • The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters
    • She let the walls of the apartment be beplastered with stucco
    Definition
    (verb) affix conspicuously
    Example Sentence
    • She plastered warnings all over the wall
    Definition
    (verb) apply a plaster cast to
    Example Sentence
    • plaster the broken arm
    Definition
    (verb) coat with plaster
    Synonyms : daub
    Example Sentence
    • daub the wall
    Definition
    (verb) dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
    Synonyms : poultice
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