fomentation vs instigation what difference

what is difference between fomentation and instigation

English

Etymology

From Middle English fōmentāciǒun (act of fomenting; lotion or poultice applied to a diseased part of the body), from Late Latin fōmentātiō, fōmentātiōnem, from fōmentāre (from fōmentum (lotion; compress, poultice; warm application; fomentation), from foveō (to warm, keep warm; to cherish, nurture; to bathe, foment), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn; warm, hot)) + -ātiō, -ātiōnem (suffix forming a noun relating to some action or the result of an action); analysable as foment +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fəʊmənˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌfoʊmənˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: fo‧men‧ta‧tion

Noun

fomentation (plural fomentations)

  1. The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain by relaxing the skin, or of discussing (dispersing) tumours.
  2. A lotion or poultice applied to a diseased or injured part of the body.
  3. Encouragement; excitation; instigation.

Synonyms

  • foment (noun)

Related terms

  • foment
  • fomenter
  • refoment

Translations

References



English

Etymology

From Middle English instigacioun, from Old French instigacïon and Latin instīgātio.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

instigation (countable and uncountable, plural instigations)

  1. The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; especially to evil or wickedness.

Related terms

  • instigate
  • instigator

Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin instigatio.

Pronunciation

Noun

instigation f (plural instigations)

  1. instigation

Related terms

  • instiguer

Further reading

  • “instigation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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