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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fo·ment /ˈfoˌmɛnt, foˈ/
 (vt.)熱罨,煽動

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fo·ment /ˈfoˌmɛnt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fo·ment v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fomented; p. pr. & vb. n. Fomenting.]
 1. To apply a warm lotion to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge wet with warm water or medicated liquid.
 2. To cherish with heat; to foster. [Obs.]
    Which these soft fires . . . foment and warm.   --Milton.
 3. To nurse to life or activity; to cherish and promote by excitements; to encourage; to abet; to instigate; -- used often in a bad sense; as, to foment ill humors.
             But quench the choler you foment in vain.   --Dryden.
            Exciting and fomenting a religious rebellion.   --Southey.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fo·ment n.
 1. Fomentation.
 2.  State of excitation; -- perh. confused with ferment.
    He came in no conciliatory mood, and the foment was kept up.    --Julian Ralph.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 foment
      v 1: try to stir up public opinion [syn: agitate, stir up]
      2: bathe with warm water or medicated lotions; "His legs should
         be fomented"