Synonyms and Antonyms of swathe

  1. 1 to surround or cover closely <handed me an odd-shaped package swathed in bright pink tissue paper> Synonyms bosom, bower, circumfuse, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, invest, involve, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, enfold, veil, wrapRelated Words curtain, drape; embed (also imbed), encase; swaddle; blanket, overlay, overspread; camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask; circle, encircle, enlace, enwindNear Antonyms bare, denude, expose, strip

  2. 2 to cover with a bandage <tenderly swathed the soldier's wounds> Synonyms bind, dress, bandageRelated Words attend, care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, treat; cure, heal, mend, rehabilitate, remedyNear Antonyms unbandage

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to decrease in size, extent, or degree

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