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plaster

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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