Definition of wadding
1 : wads or material for making wads
2 : a soft mass or sheet of short loose fibers used for stuffing or padding
Examples of wadding in a Sentence
the last step is to fill the pillow with wadding and stitch it closed
Recent Examples of wadding from the Web
Using materials taken from construction rather than closets (at a guess: insulation, cotton wadding, rug liners, paper bags and wallpaper) Ms. Kawakubo began with a basic dress carapace in the shape of classical statuary — after the arms fell off.
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First Known Use of wadding
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Definition of wadding for English Language Learners
: a soft mass or sheet of material used to fill a space, protect something, etc.
Medical Definition of wadding
: a soft absorbent sheet of cotton, wool, or cellulose used especially in hospitals for surgical dressings
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