Webster 1913 Edition
fomentatio: cf. F.
The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
The lotion applied to a diseased part.
Excitation; instigation; encouragement.
fomentationof your pride.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of applying warm liquors to a part of the body, by means of flannels dipped in hot water or medicated decoctions, for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
2.The lotion applied, or to be applied to a diseased part.
3.Excitation; instigation, encouragement.