fomentation fomentation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a substance used as a warm moist medicinal compress or poultice
  2. (n) application of warm wet coverings to a part of the body to relieve pain and inflammation
  3. (n) deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)

Usage(s):

  1. They are bereft of any ideas other than their traditional fomentation of fear, hate and greed.
  2. The cause of this fomentation of tourists was a gleaming, new, $750,000 Latter-day Saints Temple.

Quotes

  1. "I can think of no scenario more alarming," Ebadi concludes, "no internal shift more dangerous than that engendered by the West imagining that it can bring democracy to Iran through either military might or the fomentation of violent...
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Shirin Ebadi Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  2. "The two countries are making efforts to prevent the fomentation of sectarian strife in the region," Larijani noted.
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Ali Larijani Source: Tehran Times

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