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plaster

plas·ter

plaster

 
pronunciation:
plae str
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a paste of sand, lime or gypsum, or the like, and water that hardens when it dries, used esp. to cover walls and ceilings.
similar words:
cement, grout, mortar, plaster of Paris, roughcast, Spackle, stucco
definition 2: a medicinal or cosmetic paste that is applied to the body.
similar words:
cast, pack, poultice
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plastered, plastering, plasters
definition 1: to cover with plaster or a plasterlike substance; apply plaster to.
synonyms:
daub
similar words:
cement, encrust, mortar, paint, paste, roughcast, Spackle, stucco
definition 2: to apply like plaster, as by pasting.
They plastered their ad all over the wall.
similar words:
paste, smear, spread
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derivations: plastery (adj.), plasterer (n.)
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