Definition of dressing
1 a : the act or process of one who dresses b : an instance of such act or process
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 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
We had turkey with dressing and potatoes for dinner.
The nurse cleaned the cut and applied a dressing.
First Known Use of dressing
DRESSING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dressing for English Language Learners
: 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
DRESSING Defined for Kids
Definition of dressing for Students
1 : a sauce put on a salad
2 : a seasoned mixture used as a stuffing <turkey with dressing>
3 : material (as ointment or gauze) used to cover an injury
4 : the act of putting on clothes
Medical Definition of dressing
: a covering (as of ointment or gauze) applied to a lesion
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