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- material applied to a wound for protection or therapy
- a sauce, especially a cold one for salads
- something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc
- the activity of getting dressed
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Dress"ing, n. 1.
Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or
attire. B. Jonson.
2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy,
bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound. Wiseman.
3. Manure or compost over land. When it
remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.
4. (Cookery) (a) A
preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing
for salad. (b) The stuffing of fowls,
pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
5. Gum, starch, and the like, used in
stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
6. An ornamental finish, as a molding around
doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
7. Castigation; scolding; -- often with
Dressing case, a case of toilet
utensils. -- Dressing forceps, a variety
of forceps, shaped like a pair of scissors, used in dressing
wounds. -- Dressing gown, a light gown,
such as is used by a person while dressing; a study gown. --
Dressing room, an apartment appropriated for
making one's toilet. -- Dressing table, a
table at which a person may dress, and on which articles for the
toilet stand. -- Top-dressing, manure or
compost spread over land and not worked into the soil.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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