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Coercion  [  koh-UR-shuh'n  ]   [  noun  ]   MEANING :   1. the act of using force to get someone to do something 2. the force used to get cooperation 3. the practice of using force to gain obedience   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   The minister used coercion to get the people to withdraw their complaint against his errant son.


Poultice  [  POHL-tis  ]   [  noun, transitive verb  ]   MEANING :   1. (n.) a soft, moist mass of cloth, bread, meal, herbs, etc., applied hot as a medicament to the body 2. (n.) a moist mass of clay or other adhesive substance which is heated and spread on cloth then applied to stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body 3. (tr. v.) to apply a poultice to   USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :   She used leaves and moss to prepared a poultice which she applied to his sprained ankle then bound it firmly with a strip of cloth.

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