from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In medicine, any external topical application not a salve or plaster, as a fomentation, a poultice, or a lotion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) Any external topical application to the body, except ointments and plasters, as a poultice, lotion, etc.
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- noun medicine, historical Any external
topical applicationto the body, except ointmentsand plasters; a poultice, lotion, etc.
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But the soul being entirely restored to her health by the excellent epithem of charity which the Holy Ghost infuses into her heart, she is then able to walk and keep herself upon her feet of herself, yet by virtue of this health and this sacred epithem of holy love.
But he who is only at court, in war, at the tribunals, by duty — God helps him, and heavenly sweetness is as an epithem on his heart, to preserve him from the plague which reigns in those places.
Gospel written, as an epithem of love, as is related of S. Cecily, and S. Matthew's Gospel was actually found upon the heart of the dead S. Barnabas, written with his own hand.