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plaster of Paris

noun [U] uk   /ˌplɑː.stər.əvˈpær.ɪs/ us    /ˌplæs.tɚ.əvˈper-/
a mixture of a white powder and water that becomes hard quickly as it dries and is used especially to make plaster castsMedical dressings, supports and devices
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