Fo`men*ta"tion (?), n. [. fomentatio: cf. F. fomentation.]
1. Med. (a)
The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
The lotion applied to a diseased part.
Excitation; instigation; encouragement.
Dishonest fomentation of your pride.
© Webster 1913.