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Plaster meaning

plaster - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. affix conspicuously; " She plastered warnings all over the wall"
  2. 2. A composition of lime, water, and sand, with or without hair as a bond, for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions of houses. See Mortar.
  3. 3. Calcined gypsum, or plaster of Paris, especially when ground, as used for making ornaments, figures, moldings, etc.; or calcined gypsum used as a fertilizer.
  4. 4. To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.
  5. 5. To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and walls of a house.
  6. 6. Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of; to hide, as with a covering of plaster.
  7. 7. Kind of mortar for overlaying walls; gypsum; drugs spread on cloth for external use.
  8. 8. To cover with plaster, or a plaster.

plaster - examples of usage

  1. Outside of it was a heap of mortar reaching to the edge, forming an inclined plane, while inside a similar structure had been raised with the loose plaster. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. It's only a little bit of plaster- I don't see how any house could be expected to stand the wear and tear you give it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. When plaster- of- Paris bandages are applied to a compound fracture the injured part may be previously dressed with a small, thick pad of cotton immediately over the wound. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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