pledget

noun
pled·​get | \ ˈple-jət How to pronounce pledget (audio) \

Definition of pledget

: a compress or pad used to apply medication to or absorb discharges (as from a wound)

First Known Use of pledget

circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pledget

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“Pledget.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pledget. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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pledget

noun
pled·​get | \ ˈplej-ət How to pronounce pledget (audio) \

Medical Definition of pledget

: a compress or small flat mass usually of gauze or absorbent cotton that is laid over a wound or into a cavity to apply medication, exclude air, retain dressings, or absorb the matter discharged

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