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Meaning of fomentation

fo•men•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (fō"men-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. encouragement of discord, rebellion, etc.; instigation.
  2. the application of warm liquid, ointments, etc., to the surface of the body.
  3. the liquid, ointments, etc., so applied.
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