Meaning of plaster
Pronunciation: (plas'tur, plä'stur), [key]
- a composition, as of lime or gypsum, sand, water, and sometimes hair or other fiber, applied in a pasty form to walls, ceilings, etc., and allowed to harden and dry.
- powdered gypsum.
- a solid or semisolid preparation spread upon cloth, plastic, or other material and applied to the body, esp. for some healing purpose.
- to cover (walls, ceilings, etc.) with plaster.
- to treat with gypsum or plaster of Paris.
- to lay flat like a layer of plaster.
- to daub or fill with plaster or something similar.
- to apply a plaster to (the body, a wound, etc.).
- to overspread with something, esp. thickly or excessively: a wall plastered with posters.
- to defeat decisively; trounce; drub.
- to knock down or injure, as by a blow or beating.
- to inflict serious damage or injury on by heavy bombing, shelling, or other means of attack.
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