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verb 
  1. (medicine) To apply a poultice to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge.
    • 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 the bruise upon her mistress's brow.
      1. 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.
Etymology: From (term, fomenter), from (term, fomentare), from (term, fomentum, , lotion), from (term, fovere, , heat, cherish).


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