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fo·men·ta·tion / ˌfōmenˈtāshən; -mən-/ • n. 1. the action of instigating or stirring up undesirable sentiment or actions. 2. an herbal preparation for external use, typically made by soaking a cloth in an herbal decoction. ∎ archaic a poultice.

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fomentation (foh-men-tay-shŏn) n. see poultice.