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. Young.


© Webster 1913.