from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete See plaster.
  • transitive verb obsolete To plaster over; to cover over so as to present a good appearance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete, medicine A plaster.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


  • 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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