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Meaning of foment

fo•ment

Pronunciation: (fō-ment'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to instigate or foster (discord, rebellion, etc.); promote the growth or development of: to foment trouble; to foment discontent.
  2. to apply warm water or medicated liquid, ointments, etc., to (the surface of the body).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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