Definition of Dressing

1. Noun. Savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type.

2. Noun. A mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables.
Exact synonyms: Stuffing
Specialized synonyms: Turkey Stuffing, Oyster Dressing, Oyster Stuffing, Farce, Forcemeat
Generic synonyms: Concoction, Intermixture, Mixture
Derivative terms: Dress, Stuff

3. Noun. Making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure.
Exact synonyms: Fecundation, Fertilisation, Fertilization
Generic synonyms: Enrichment
Specialized synonyms: Top Dressing
Derivative terms: Fecundate, Fertilize

4. Noun. A cloth covering for a wound or sore.
Exact synonyms: Medical Dressing
Specialized synonyms: Bandage, Patch, Compress, Cataplasm, Plaster, Poultice, Surgical Dressing
Generic synonyms: Cloth Covering
Derivative terms: Dress

5. Noun. Processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather.
Generic synonyms: Conversion
Derivative terms: Dress

6. Noun. The activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes.
Exact synonyms: Grooming
Generic synonyms: Covering
Specialized synonyms: Investment, Primping, Toilet, Toilette
Derivative terms: Dress, Dress, Groom

7. Noun. The act of applying a bandage.
Exact synonyms: Bandaging, Binding
Generic synonyms: Medical Aid, Medical Care
Derivative terms: Bind, Dress

Definition of Dressing

1. n. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.

Definition of Dressing

1. Noun. (medicine) Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy. ¹

2. Noun. A sauce, especially a cold one for salads. ¹

3. Noun. Something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc. ¹

4. Noun. The activity of getting dressed. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of dress) ¹

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Definition of Dressing

1. material applied to cover a wound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dressing

1. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. 2. An application (a remedy, bandage, etc) to a sore or wound. 3. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing. 4. A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad. 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 down. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dressing

dressed up
dresses down
dresses up
dressing (current term)
dressing case
dressing cases
dressing down
dressing forceps
dressing gown
dressing gowns
dressing room
dressing rooms
dressing sack
dressing sacque
dressing station
dressing stick

Literary usage of Dressing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"The method of treatment consists in so applying the plaster dressing that a ... The dressing had been applied to twelve patients in the last six or eight ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1875)
"He has injected it into the centres of abscesses and sinuses connected with bone, and has also used it in dressing simple wounds, whether accidental or ..."

3. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1921)
"Japanned dressing-Table, 1700-25 85 81. High Chest of Drawers, 1710-20 86 82. ... dressing-Table, 1710-20 92 90. Japanned Scroll-Top High Chest of Drawers ..."

4. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1909)
"See also Gold Milling, and Tube Mills, under ORE dressing AND CONCENTRATION. ... See also North Carolina, under COPPER; and Ore dressing, under ORE dressing ..."

5. The History of Medicine in the United States: A Collection of Facts and by Francis Randolph Packard (1901)
"Each succeeding dressing o. 2. 6. Amputation of the fingers, or toes, each o. 15. o. ... Each dressing do o. 2. o. Extirpation of small encysted and small ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1898)
"Faulty application of first dressing. 3. Unnecessary change of dressing. The medical officers with the regiments and in the field hospitals were hampered in ..."

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