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1rare A medicated paste containing one or more sticky ingredients, used as a poultice or to attach a dressing or bandage to the skin (now rare).
2(In later use) material used to dress superficial wounds of the skin, consisting of fabric or (later) plastic spread with an adhesive substance; a strip, patch, etc., of such material, now especially one incorporating a gauze dressing.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Daniel Turner (1667–1741), surgeon and physician.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.