dressing

Primary Meanings of dressing

1.
n
a cloth covering for a wound or sore
2.
n
savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
3.
n
a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
4.
n
making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
5.
n
processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather
Full Definitions of dressing
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n a cloth covering for a wound or sore

Synonyms:
medical dressing
Types:
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bandage, patch
a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
compress
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
truss
(medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
Type of:
cloth covering
a covering made of cloth

n the act of applying a bandage

Synonyms:
bandaging, binding
Type of:
medical aid, medical care
professional treatment for illness or injury

n the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes

Synonyms:
grooming
Types:
investment
the act of putting on robes or vestments
primping
careful or finicky grooming
toilet, toilette
the act of dressing and preparing yourself
Type of:
covering
the act of protecting something by covering it
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n savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type

Synonyms:
salad dressing
Types:
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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
Type of:
sauce
flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
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n a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables

Synonyms:
stuffing
Types:
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
Type of:
concoction, intermixture, mixture
any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
4

n making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure

Synonyms:
fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization
Types:
top dressing
a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in
Type of:
enrichment
act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
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n processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather

Type of:
conversion
the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

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