sinapism [sin-uh-piz-uh m] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Medicine/Medical. mustard plaster.

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  • Origin of sinapism 1595–1605; Medieval Latin sināpisma (feminine) Greek sināpismós (masculine) application of mustard, equivalent to sināp(ízein) to apply mustard (derivative of sínāpi mustard; see -ize) + -ismos -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for sinapism Historical Examples of sinapism

  • On the same principle, we presume, have we found a sinapism of great service.

    A System of Midwifery

    Edward Rigby

  • She threatened me this morning with a sinapism if I were not better by evening.

    Aurora the Magnificent

    Gertrude Hall

  • The scarlatinous rash usually, when fully developed, resembles that produced by external heat or the application of a sinapism.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I


  • When a sinapism is required to be more stimulating, a little bruised garlic may be added.

    The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches,

    Mary Eaton

  • British Dictionary definitions for sinapism sinapism noun a technical name for mustard plaster Word Origin for sinapism C17: from Late Latin sināpismus, from Greek sinapismos application of mustard plaster, from sinapi mustard, of Egyptian origin Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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