dress·ing noun \ˈdre-siŋ\
: 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
a : the act or process of one who dresses
b : an instance of such act or process
a : a sauce for adding to a dish (as a salad)
b : a seasoned mixture usually used as a stuffing (as for poultry)
a : material (as ointment or gauze) applied to cover a lesion or wound
b : fertilizing material (as manure or compost)
Examples of DRESSING
- We had turkey with dressing and potatoes for dinner.
- The nurse cleaned the cut and applied a dressing.
First Known Use of DRESSING
dress·ing noun \-iŋ\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a covering (as of ointment or gauze) applied to a lesion
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