plaster

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
plaster

Plural
none

A decorated ceiling made from plaster
  1. Plaster is a mix of lime or gypsum and sand which becomes hard when water is added.
    Builders use plaster to put a smooth coating on walls and ceilings.
  2. A bandage or medical dressing is also called a plaster.
    The doctor put a plaster over the deep cut on the boy's arm.

Verb[change]

Plain form
plaster

Third-person singular
plasters

Past tense
plastered

Past participle
plastered

Present participle
plastering

  1. To plaster is to put a mix of lime, sand and water on a surface.
    She plastered the new wall in the bedroom.
  2. To plaster is to put a dressing on a wound.
  3. To plaster can mean to cover, hide or stick something completely as if you were using plaster.
    He got very angry when his new car was plastered with bird droppings.
  4. To plaster can mean to use force or cause damage.
    The city was plastered with bombs during the war.

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