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Dictionary definition for: Plaster

1. (n) a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings

2. (v) cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on; "The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters"

3. (n) 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

4. (v) affix conspicuously; "She plastered warnings all over the wall"

5. (n) 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.

6. (v) apply a plaster cast to; "plaster the broken arm"

7. (n) a hardened surface of plaster (as on a wall or ceiling) "there were cracks in the plaster"

8. (v) apply a heavy coat to

9. (n) adhesive tape used in dressing wounds

10. (v) coat with plaster; "daub the wall"

11. (v) dress by covering with a therapeutic substance

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