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plaster
v. apply plaster, apply mortar; stick, glue; apply a cast; defeat (Slang)
 
n. mortar, wall covering made from lime; gypsum, cast; compress; bandage, band aid

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Plaster
Plaster is a building material used for coating walls and ceilings. Plaster is manufactured as a dry powder and is mixed with water to form a paste when used. The reaction with water liberates heat through crystallization and the hydrated plaster then hardens. Plaster can be relatively easily worked with metal tools or even sandpaper. These characteristics make plaster suitable for a finishing, rather than a load-bearing material.

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plaster

Noun
1. a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
(hypernym) mixture
(hyponym) finish coat, finishing coat
(derivation) daub
2. 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
(synonym) plaster of Paris
(hypernym) calcium sulphate, calcium sulfate
(substance-meronym) gypsum
3. 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.
(synonym) poultice, cataplasm
(hypernym) dressing, medical dressing
(hyponym) mustard plaster, sinapism
(derivation) poultice
4. a hardened surface of plaster (as on a wall or ceiling); "there were cracks in the plaster"
(synonym) plasterwork
(hypernym) surface
(hyponym) pargeting, pargetting, pargetry
(derivation) daub
5. adhesive tape used in dressing wounds
(synonym) adhesive plaster, sticking plaster
(hypernym) adhesive tape
(hyponym) court plaster

Verb
1. cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on; "The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters"
(hypernym) cover
2. affix conspicuously; "She plastered warnings all over the wall"
(hypernym) affix, stick on
3. apply a plaster cast to; "plaster the broken arm"
(hypernym) cover
(derivation) plaster of Paris
4. apply a heavy coat to
(synonym) plaster over, stick on
(hypernym) cover
(derivation) plastering, daubing
5. coat with plaster; "daub the wall"
(synonym) daub
(hypernym) coat, surface
(hyponym) render-set
(verb-group) daub
(derivation) plasterwork
(classification) masonry
6. dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
(synonym) poultice
(hypernym) dress
(derivation) poultice, cataplasm
(classification) medicine, practice of medicine


Babylon Turkish-English

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plaster
n. plaster, Band-aid, adhesive bandage, court plaster, patch

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plaster
v. štukovat; omítnout; pokrýt koho/co čím
 
n. štuk; náplast; sádra


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