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dressing

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noun dress·ing \ˈdre-siŋ\

Simple Definition of dressing

  • : a usually seasoned mixture of liquids that is added to a salad

  • : special material that is used to cover a wound

  • : the act or process of putting on clothes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dressing

  1. 1 a :  the act or process of one who dresses b :  an instance of such act or process

  2. 2 a :  a sauce for adding to a dish (as a salad) b :  a seasoned mixture usually used as a stuffing (as for poultry)

  3. 3 a :  material (as ointment or gauze) applied to cover a lesion or wound b :  fertilizing material (as manure or compost)

Examples of dressing in a sentence

  1. We had turkey with dressing and potatoes for dinner.

  2. The nurse cleaned the cut and applied a dressing.



15th Century

First Known Use of dressing

15th century



DRESSING Defined for Kids

dressing

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noun dress·ing \ˈdre-siŋ\

Definition of dressing for Students

  1. 1 :  a sauce put on a salad

  2. 2 :  a seasoned mixture used as a stuffing <turkey with dressing>

  3. 3 :  material (as ointment or gauze) used to cover an injury

  4. 4 :  the act of putting on clothes




Medical Dictionary

dressing

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noun dress·ing \-iŋ\

Medical Definition of dressing

  1. :  a covering (as of ointment or gauze) applied to a lesion





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