foment

Part of speech: verb

To apply warm or medicated lotions to.

Part of speech: verb

To stir up to heat or violence; instigate.

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Usage examples "foment":

  1. " 'This Aaron Green who prounces thus on Yellow City, intendin' to foment litigations an' go ropin' 'round for fees, is plenty young; but he's that grave an' dignified that owls is hilarious to him. - "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
  2. Of course they are, and any one who has read the Socialist papers and publications, even to a very limited degree, may easily see that these alleged " moderates" appear such only in contrast with the more rabid " Red" rebels of the Left; and that the one object of Right and Left alike is to stir up discontent and foment hatred of class against class precisely in order that a rebellion may some day break out. - "The Red Conspiracy", Joseph J. Mereto.
  3. She has a vixenish temper at times; is always on the alert for fancied slights; is by no means cleanly, unless under duress; and does not hesitate to foment subjects of quarrel. - "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.