Associations to the word «Plaster»

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Wiktionary

PLASTER, noun. (uncountable) A paste applied to the skin for healing or cosmetic purposes.
PLASTER, noun. (countable) (New Zealand) (British) A small adhesive bandage to cover a minor wound; a sticking plaster.
PLASTER, noun. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with the addition of fibres, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings.
PLASTER, noun. (countable) A cast made of plaster of Paris and gauze; plaster cast.
PLASTER, noun. (uncountable) plaster of Paris.
PLASTER, verb. (transitive) To cover or coat something with plaster, or apply a plaster.
PLASTER, verb. (transitive) To hide or cover up, as if with plaster.
PLASTER CAST, noun. (surgery) A cast made of a stiff material (often plaster of Paris and gauze) in order to immobilize a broken bone for the period of healing.
PLASTER CAST, noun. A copy of a piece of art or other object cast in plaster.
PLASTER CASTS, noun. Plural of plaster cast
PLASTER OF PARIS, noun. A hemihydrate of calcium sulfate, made by calcining gypsum, that hardens when moistened and allowed to dry; used to make casts, molds or sculpture

Dictionary definition

PLASTER, noun. A mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings.
PLASTER, noun. Any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs.
PLASTER, noun. A medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc..
PLASTER, noun. A surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling); "there were cracks in the plaster".
PLASTER, noun. Adhesive tape used in dressing wounds.
PLASTER, verb. Apply a heavy coat to.
PLASTER, verb. Cover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on; "The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters"; "She let the walls of the apartment be beplastered with stucco".
PLASTER, verb. Affix conspicuously; "She plastered warnings all over the wall".
PLASTER, verb. Apply a plaster cast to; "plaster the broken arm".
PLASTER, verb. Coat with plaster; "daub the wall".
PLASTER, verb. Dress by covering with a therapeutic substance.

Wise words

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