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plaster

noun
 
 
/ˈplɑːstər/
WALLS [U] a substance that is spread on walls in order to make them smoothInterior decorationBuilding materials
FOR CUTS [C] UK ( US trademark Band-Aid) a small piece of sticky material that you put on cuts on your bodyMedical dressings, supports and devices
be in plaster UK ( US be in a cast) If your arm or leg is in plaster, it is covered in a hard, white substance to protect a broken bone: She had her leg in plaster for three months after the accident.Medical dressings, supports and devices
(Definition of plaster noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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