Definition of emplastic in English:

emplastic

adjective

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  • Having the property of being adhesive or glutinous; designating this property.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From post-classical Latin emplasticus (also implasticus) causing to adhere from Hellenistic Greek ἐμπλαστικός causing to adhere from ancient Greek ἐμπλαστός daubed on or over (from ἐμπλάσσειν to plaster up + -τός, suffix forming verbal adjectives) + -ικός.

Pronunciation

emplastic

/ɪmˈplastɪk/ /ɛmˈplastɪk/