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
clothinterwoven with small pieces of spongeand rendered waterproofon one side by a covering of rubber. When moistenedwith hot water it is used as a poultice.
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Ancient Greek diminutive of a sponge + felt.
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