2 bathe with warm water or medicated lotions; "His legs should be fomented"
EtymologyFrom fomenter, from fomentare, from fomentum, from fovere.
- To apply a poultice
to; to bathe with a cloth
- 1904, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange,
Norton (2005), page 1178,
- The maid had entered with us, and began once more to foment the bruise upon her mistress's brow.
- 1904, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, Norton (2005), page 1178,
- To incite or cause;
To promote, to encourage; to instigate.
- He was arrested for fomenting a riot; after all, it's bad enough being in a riot but starting one is much worse.
to apply a poultice to
- Russian: класть примочки или припарки (klast primóchki íli pripárki)
- Spanish: fomentar
to incite or cause
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