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 for plaster
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plaster \Plas"ter\, n. [AS., a plaster (in sense 1), fr. L.
     emplastrum, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to daub on, stuff in; ? in + ? to
     mold: cf. OF. plastre a plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]tre.
     Cf. Plastic, Emplaster, Piaster.] [Formerly written
     also plaister.]
     1. (Med.) An external application of a consistency harder
        than ointment, prepared for use by spreading it on linen,
        leather, silk, or other material. It is adhesive at the
        ordinary temperature of the body, and is used, according
        to its composition, to produce a medicinal effect, to bind
        parts together, etc.; as, a porous plaster; sticking
        plaster.
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     2. A composition of lime, water, and sand, with or without
        hair as a bond, for coating walls, ceilings, and
        partitions of houses. See Mortar.
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     3. Calcined gypsum, or plaster of Paris, especially when
        ground, as used for making ornaments, figures, moldings,
        etc.; or calcined gypsum used as a fertilizer.
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     Plaster cast, a copy of an object obtained by pouring
        plaster of Paris mixed with water into a mold.
  
     Plaster of Paris. [So called because originally brought
        from a suburb of Paris.] (Chem.) Anhydrous calcium
        sulphate, or calcined gypsum, which forms with water a
        paste which soon sets or hardens, and is used for casts,
        moldings, etc. The term is loosely applied to any plaster
        stone or species of gypsum.
  
     Plaster of Paris bandage (Surg.), a bandage saturated with
        a paste of plaster of Paris, which on drying forms a
        perfectly fitting splint.
  
     Plaster stone, any species of gypsum. See Gypsum.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plaster \Plas"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plastered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Plastering.] [Cf. OF. plastrer to plaster (in sense
     2), F. pl[^a]trer.]
     1. To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.
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     2. To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and
        walls of a house.
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     3. Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of;
        to hide, as with a covering of plaster. --Bale.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  plaster
      n 1: a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens
           into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
      2: any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of
         calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water
         and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures
         and casts for broken limbs [syn: plaster of Paris,
         plaster]
      3: a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal
         or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to
         treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc. [syn:
         poultice, cataplasm, plaster]
      4: a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling);
         "there were cracks in the plaster" [syn: plaster,
         plasterwork]
      5: adhesive tape used in dressing wounds [syn: plaster,
         adhesive plaster, sticking plaster]
      v 1: apply a heavy coat to [syn: plaster, plaster over,
           stick on]
      2: cover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on;
         "The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters"; "She
         let the walls of the apartment be beplastered with stucco"
         [syn: plaster, beplaster]
      3: affix conspicuously; "She plastered warnings all over the
         wall"
      4: apply a plaster cast to; "plaster the broken arm"
      5: coat with plaster; "daub the wall" [syn: plaster, daub]
      6: dress by covering with a therapeutic substance [syn:
         poultice, plaster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  179 Moby Thesaurus words for "plaster":
     Ace bandage, Band-Aid, Portland cement, Spackle, adherent,
     adhesive, adhesive tape, adobe, application, ashlar, band, bandage,
     bandaging, barnacle, bathe, bedaub, besmear, binder, booze up,
     boozify, brace, bramble, brick, bricks and mortar, brier, bulldog,
     burr, butter, care for, cast, cataplasm, cement, chinking, clay,
     clinker, coat, composition, compress, concrete, cotton,
     court plaster, cover, covering materials, cravat, crock, crush,
     cure, dab, daub, decal, decalcomania, dental pulp, diagnose,
     doctor, drag, dress, dressing, dub, elastic bandage, epithem,
     equalize, even, ferroconcrete, firebrick, flag, flagstone, flatten,
     flooring, flux, four-tailed bandage, fuddle, gauze, give care to,
     glue, grade, grease, grout, gunk, harrow, heal, lath and plaster,
     lay, leech, level, limpet, lint, lubricate, mash, masonry, massage,
     mastic, minister to, molasses, mortar, mow, mucilage, mush, nurse,
     oil, operate on, overlay, overtake, paper pulp, parget, paste,
     patching plaster, pavement, paving, paving material, physic,
     pickle, pith, plane, planish, plaster cast, plasters, pledget,
     pollute, porridge, poultice, prestressed concrete, prickle,
     pudding, pulp, pulp lead, pulpwood, purge, rag pulp, remedy,
     remora, roller, roller bandage, roofage, roofing, roughcast, rub,
     rubber bandage, sauce, shave, siding, size, sling, smarm, smash,
     smear, smooth, smooth down, smooth out, smudge, souse,
     spackling compound, splint, sponge, spread, squash, stew, sticker,
     stone, strap, stucco, stupe, sulfate pulp, sulfite pulp,
     superimpose, swack, syrup, tampon, tape, tent, thorn, tile, tiling,
     tipsify, tourniquet, treat, triangular bandage, walling,
     white lead, wood pulp
  
  

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