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[foh-ment] /foʊˈmɛnt/ verb (used with object) 1. to instigate or foster (discord, rebellion, etc.); promote the growth or development of: to foment trouble; to foment discontent. 2. to apply warm water or medicated liquid, ointments, etc., to (the surface of the body). /fəˈmɛnt/ verb (transitive) 1. to encourage or instigate (trouble, discord, etc); stir up […]
[foh-men-tey-shuh n] /ˌfoʊ mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. encouragement of discord, rebellion, etc.; instigation. 2. the application of warm liquid, ointments, etc., to the surface of the body. 3. the liquid, ointments, etc., so applied. n. c.1400, from Late Latin fomentationem, noun of action from past participle stem of fomentare, from Latin fomentum (see foment). fomentation […]
[foh-meez] /ˈfoʊ miz/ noun, plural fomites [fom-i-teez, foh-mi-] /ˈfɒm ɪˌtiz, ˈfoʊ mɪ-/ (Show IPA), Usually, fomites, Medicine/Medical. 1. any agent, as clothing or bedding, that is capable of absorbing and transmitting the infecting organism of a disease. /ˈfəʊmiːz/ noun (pl) -mites (-mɪtiːz) 1. (med) any material, such as bedding or clothing, that may harbour pathogens […]
fomite fo·mite (fō’mīt’) n. An inanimate object or substance, such as clothing, furniture, or soap, that is capable of transmitting infectious organisms from one individual to another.