Main definitions of emplaster in English

: emplaster1emplaster2

emplaster1

noun

historical, rareMedicine
  • A medicinal preparation in the form of a sticky paste or salve, usually applied to the skin on a piece of linen or leather; = "plaster". Compare emplastrum .

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From (i) Anglo-Norman emplaster, enplastre, enplastur, enplaystre, Anglo-Norman and Middle French emplastre, emplaistre (French emplâtre) poultice, salve, plaster, (in figurative use) remedy, type of mastic used in grafting trees.

Pronunciation

emplaster

/ɪmˈplɑːstə/ /ɪmˈplastə/ /ɛmˈplɑːstə/

Main definitions of emplaster in English

: emplaster1emplaster2

emplaster2

verb

historical, rareMedicine
  • with object To apply a medicinal plaster to; to apply in the form of a plaster; to formulate as or make into a plaster. Compare "plaster".

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Lanfranc's Science of Cirurgie. Partly from em- + plaster.

Pronunciation

emplaster

/ɪmˈplɑːstə/ /ɪmˈplastə/ /ɛmˈplɑːstə/