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

  • noun (Med.) A kind of cloth interwoven with small pieces of sponge and rendered waterproof on one side by a covering of rubber. When moistened with hot water it is used as a poultice.

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  • noun medicine, dated A kind of cloth interwoven with small pieces of sponge and rendered waterproof on one side by a covering of rubber. When moistened with hot water it is used as a poultice.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek diminutive of a sponge + felt.

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