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swathes

verb
present tense third-person singular of swathe

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1 to surround or cover closely
  • handed me an odd-shaped package swathed in bright pink tissue paper

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2 to cover with a bandage
  • tenderly swathed the soldier's wounds

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  • unbandages
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“Swathes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swathes. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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