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dressing

noun

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1 a medicated covering used to heal an injury
  • nurses put a dressing over his cuts so they wouldn't get infected

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2 a savory fluid food used as a topping or accompaniment to a main dish
  • tangy salad dressing that wasn't overloaded with corn syrup

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dressing

verb
present participle of dress

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1 to cover with a bandage
  • first wash and then dress the wound

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3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • dress the granite block to be used as the headstone on all four sides

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5 to put on one's best or formal clothes
  • we don't usually dress for dinner

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6 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
  • dress the beans by applying fertilizer once a week

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The first known use of dressing was in the 15th century

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“Dressing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dressing. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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