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plasternoun

uk   /ˈplɑː.stər/  us   /ˈplæs.tɚ/
  • plaster noun (SUBSTANCE)

[U] a substance that becomes hard as it dries and is used especially for spreading on walls and ceilings in order to give a smooth surface: The plaster on the walls was cracked and flaking.
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in plaster UK (US in a cast)
If a part of your body is in plaster, it has a plaster cast around it to protect it while a broken bone repairs itself: My leg was in plaster for about six weeks.
  • plaster noun (STICKY MATERIAL)

[C or U] UK (UK also sticking plaster, US trademark Band-Aid) a small piece of sticky cloth or plastic that you use to cover and protect a cut in the skin: a box of waterproof plasters Put a plaster on it so that it doesn't get infected.

plasterverb

uk   /ˈplɑː.stər/  us   /ˈplæs.tɚ/
[T] to spread plaster on a surface
[T + adv/prep] to make something stick in a flat smooth layer: The torrential rain had plastered her hair to her head.
[T usually + adv/prep] informal to cover a surface or an object with something completely or thickly: She had plastered her bedroom walls with photos of pop stars. The car was plastered with mud. The story was plastered all over (= printed so that it completely covered) the front page of the newspaper.

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plastering
noun [U] uk   /ˈplɑː.stər.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈplæs.tɚ.ɪŋ/
There's only the plastering left to be done.
(Definition of plaster from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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plasternoun

 us   /ˈplæs·tər/
  • plaster noun (WALL COVERING)

[U] a substance that is used esp. for spreading on walls and ceilings because it makes a smooth, hard surface after it dries
  • plaster noun (INJURY PROTECTION)

[C] Br Band-Aid

plasterverb [T]

 us   /ˈplæs·tər/
  • plaster verb [T] (PLACE WALL COVERING)

infml To plaster a surface or an object with something is to cover it completely or thickly: She has plastered her bedroom walls with posters of pop singers.
(Definition of plaster from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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