Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A plaster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See plaster.
  • transitive v. To plaster over; to cover over so as to present a good appearance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plaster.
  • To cover with or as with a plaster; gloss over; palliate.
  • To graft or bud.

Etymologies

From Old French emplastre, from Latin emplastrum, from Ancient Greek ἔμπλαστρον. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For an emplaster, take of castorium a dram and a half, of opium half a scruple, mixed both together with a little water of life, make two small plasters thereof, and apply them to the temples.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Some that are very cautious, emplaster the wounds of such over-grown elms with a mixture of clay and horse-dung, bound about them with a wisp of hay or fine moss, and I do not reprove it, provided they take care to temper it well, so as the vermine nestle not in it.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

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