Definition of Plaster. Meaning of Plaster. Synonyms of Plaster
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Definition of Plaster
PlasterPlaster Plas"ter, n. [AS., a plaster (in sense 1), fr. L.
emplastrum, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to daub on, stuff in; ? in + ? to
mold: cf. OF. plastre a plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]tre.
Cf. Plastic, Emplaster, Piaster.] [Formerly written
1. (Med.) 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
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.
Plaster cast, a copy of an object obtained by pouring
plaster of Paris mixed with water into a mold.
Plaster of Paris. [So called because originally brought
from a suburb of Paris.] (Chem.) Anhydrous calcium
sulphate, or calcined gypsum, which forms with water a
paste which soon sets or hardens, and is used for casts,
moldings, etc. The term is loosely applied to any plaster
stone or species of gypsum.
Plaster of Paris bandage (Surg.), a bandage saturated with
a paste of plaster of Paris, which on drying forms a
perfectly fitting splint. PlasterPlaster Plas"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plastered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Plastering.] [Cf. OF. plastrer to plaster (in sense
2), F. pl[^a]trer.]
1. To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.
2. To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and
walls of a house.
3. Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of;
to hide, as with a covering of plaster. --Bale.
Meaning of Plaster from wikipedia
is a building material
used for the protective
or decorative coating
and for moulding
and casting decorative
- Lath and plaster
is a building process
used to finish mainly interior dividing walls
and ceilings. It consists
of narrow strips
of wood (laths) which...
- Lime plaster
is a type of plaster composed
of sand, water, and lime, usually
lime (also known
lime, high calcium
done with plaster
, such as a layer
on an interior
wall structure, or plaster decorative moldings
- An orthopedic
cast, or simply
cast, is a s****, frequently
made from plaster
or fibergl****, encasing
a limb (or, in some cases, large portions
- Plaster Caster
is a 2001 do****entary film about Cynthia Plaster
Caster, the groupie
who became famous
for making plaster casts
of rock stars' ****es,...
- Plaster veneer
(US terminology) or plaster
skim (UK terminology) is a construction methodology
for surfacing interior
walls, by applying
a thin layer
- Polished plaster
is a term for the finish
of some plasters
and for the description
of new and updated forms
of traditional Italian plaster
is a building material
used for coating walls
and ceilings. Plaster
may also refer
to: Adhesive bandage
or sticking plaster
, a medical
paper, used in the construction
of interior walls
and ceilings. The plaster
(typically paper, fibergl****, asbestos, or a combination...
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