dressing

noun dress·ing \ ˈdre-siŋ \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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 (such as a salad)
b :a seasoned mixture usually used as a stuffing (as for poultry)
3 a :material (such as ointment or gauze) applied to cover a lesion or wound
b :fertilizing material (such 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.

Recent Examples of dressing from the Web

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First Known Use of dressing

15th century

dressing Synonyms



DRESSING Defined for English Language Learners

dressing

noun

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

dressing

noun dress·ing \ ˈdre-siŋ \

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 Dictionary

dressing

noun dress·ing \ -iŋ \

medical Definition of dressing

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


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