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Definition of Plaster


  1. An external application of a consistency harder than ointment, prepared for use by spreading it on linen, leather, silk, or other material. It is adhesive at the ordinary temperature of the body, and is used, according to its composition, to produce a medicinal effect, to bind parts together, etc.; as, a porous plaster; sticking plaster.
  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. 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. To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.
  5. To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and walls of a house.
  6. Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of; to hide, as with a covering of plaster.
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Plaster Translations

plaster in Dutch is kalken, aanstrijken
plaster in French is pavement
plaster in German is Pflaster, Heftpflaster, Gips, Pflaster
plaster in Hungarian is gipszvakolat, flastrom, vakolat, tapasz
plaster in Italian is lastricato
plaster in Norwegian is plaster
plaster in Portuguese is emplastro
plaster in Spanish is emplasto, yeso, esparadrapo