Definition for FO-MENT-A'TION


  1. The act of applying warm liquors to a part of the body, by means of flannels dipped in hot water or medicated decoctions, for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors. Encyc. Quincy.
  2. The lotion applied, or to be applied to a diseased part. Arbuthnot.
  3. Excitation; instigation; encouragement. Wotton.

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