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English noun: fomentation

1. fomentation (substance) a substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice


Broader (hypernym)substance


Substance meronymcompress

2. fomentation (act) application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation


Broader (hypernym)intervention, treatment

3. fomentation (act) deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)


Synonymsinstigation


Broader (hypernym)induction, initiation, trigger









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