Definition of poultice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poultice

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpəʊltɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊltɪs//
 
 
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a soft substance spread on a cloth, sometimes heated, and put on the skin to reduce pain or swelling to apply a poultice Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin pultes (plural), from puls, pult- ‘pottage, pap’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poultice