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plaster of Paris


1    a white powder that sets to a hard solid when mixed with water, used for making sculptures and casts, as an additive for lime plasters, and for making casts for setting broken limbs. It is usually the hemihydrate of calcium sulphate, 2CaSO4.H2O  
2    the hard plaster produced when this powder is mixed with water: a fully hydrated form of calcium sulphate,   (Sometimes shortened to)    plaster         
     (C15: from Medieval Latin plastrum parisiense, originally made from the gypsum of Paris)  

court plaster  
      n   a plaster, composed of isinglass on silk, formerly used to cover superficial wounds  
     (C18: so called because formerly used by court ladies for beauty spots)  
mustard plaster  
      n     (Med)   a mixture of powdered black mustard seeds and an adhesive agent applied to the skin for its relaxing, stimulating, or counterirritant effects  
1    a mixture of lime, sand, and water, sometimes stiffened with hair or other fibres, that is applied to the surface of a wall or ceiling as a soft paste that hardens when dry  
2      (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)   an adhesive strip of material, usually medicated, for dressing a cut, wound, etc.  
3       short for       mustard plaster       plaster of Paris  
4    to coat (a wall, ceiling, etc.) with plaster  
5    tr   to apply like plaster  
she plastered make-up on her face     
6    tr   to cause to lie flat or to adhere  
7    tr   to apply a plaster cast to  
8    tr  
Slang   to strike or defeat with great force  
     (Old English, from Medieval Latin plastrum medicinal salve, building plaster, via Latin from Greek emplastron curative dressing, from em- + plassein to form)  
   plasterer             n  
  plastery      adj  
plaster cast  
1      (Surgery)   a cast made of plaster of Paris  
   See       cast       40  
2    a copy or mould of a sculpture or other object cast in plaster of Paris  
sticking plaster  
      n   a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial wounds,   (Usual U.S. term)    adhesive tape  
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