Definitions of dressing
  1. noun
    a cloth covering for a wound or sore
    synonyms: medical dressing
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    bandage, patch
    a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
    a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
    cataplasm, plaster, poultice
    a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
    surgical dressing
    a loosely woven cotton dressing for incisions made during surgery
    adhesive bandage
    bandage consisting of a medical dressing of plain absorbent gauze held in place by a plastic or fabric tape coated with adhesive
    capeline bandage
    bandage that covers the head or an amputation stump like a cap
    cast, plaster bandage, plaster cast
    bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
    compression bandage, tourniquet
    bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure
    elastic bandage
    a bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure
    four-tailed bandage
    a bandage consisting of a strip of cloth split in two on both ends; the central part is placed under the chin to restrict motion of the mandible and the tails are tied over the top of the head
    immovable bandage
    a bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied
    mustard plaster, sinapism
    a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
    oblique bandage
    a bandage in which successive turns proceed obliquely up or down a limb
    roller bandage
    bandage consisting of a strip of sterile fabric (of variable width) rolled into a cylinder to facilitate application
    scarf bandage, sling, triangular bandage
    bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
    suspensory, suspensory bandage
    a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)
    swathe, wrapping
    an enveloping bandage
    (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
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    cloth covering
    a covering made of cloth
  2. noun
    the act of applying a bandage
    synonyms: bandaging, binding
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    medical aid, medical care
    professional treatment for illness or injury
  3. noun
    the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
    synonyms: grooming
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    the act of putting on robes or vestments
    careful or finicky grooming
    toilet, toilette
    the act of dressing and preparing yourself
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    the act of protecting something by covering it
  4. noun
    savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
    synonyms: salad dressing
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    sauce Louis
    mayonnaise and heavy cream combined with chopped green pepper and green onion seasoned with chili sauce and Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice
    bleu cheese dressing, blue cheese dressing
    creamy dressing containing crumbled blue cheese
    Roquefort dressing, blue cheese dressing
    vinaigrette containing crumbled Roquefort or blue cheese
    French dressing, sauce vinaigrette, vinaigrette
    oil and vinegar with mustard and garlic
    Lorenzo dressing
    vinaigrette with chili sauce and chopped watercress
    anchovy dressing
    vinaigrette and mashed anchovies
    Italian dressing
    a vinaigrette with garlic and herbs: oregano and basil and dill
    half-and-half dressing
    half mayonnaise and half vinaigrette seasoned with minced garlic and mashed anchovies and grated Parmesan cheese; especially good for combination salads
    mayo, mayonnaise
    egg yolks and oil and vinegar
    Russian dressing, Russian mayonnaise
    mayonnaise with horseradish grated onion and chili sauce or catsup; sometimes with caviar added
    salad cream
    a creamy salad dressing resembling mayonnaise
    Thousand Island dressing
    mayonnaise with chili sauce or catsup and minced olives and peppers and hard-cooked egg
    green mayonnaise, sauce verte
    mayonnaise with tarragon or dill and chopped watercress and spinach or cucumber
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    flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
  5. noun
    a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
    synonyms: stuffing
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    turkey stuffing
    stuffing for turkey
    oyster dressing, oyster stuffing
    stuffing made with oysters
    farce, forcemeat
    mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
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    concoction, intermixture, mixture
    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
  6. noun
    making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
    synonyms: fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization
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    top dressing
    a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in
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    act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
  7. noun
    processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather
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    the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
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