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Poultice, Cataplasm, an external application usually made of linseed meal or bread and boiling water, and applied as hot as can be borne to painful or inflamed parts. The chief virtue of a poultice consists in its being a convenient form of applying heat. Sometimes a little mustard or other stimulating substance is used in making a poultice, with a view to producing counter-irritation.