Empasm

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Empasm A perfumed powder sprinkled upon the body to mask the odor of sweat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n empasm A powder used to remove any disagreeable odor from the person.
    • n empasm A cataplasm.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. empasme, fr. Gr. to sprinkle in or on; in + to sprinkle