Examples of swaddle in a Sentence
He swaddled the baby in a blanket.
Origin and Etymology of swaddle
Middle English swadelen, swathelen, probably alteration of swedelen, swethelen, from swethel swaddling band, from Old English; akin to Old English swathian to swathe
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SWADDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of swaddle for English Language Learners
: to wrap (someone, especially a baby) tightly with a blanket, pieces of cloth, etc.
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