Definition of dressing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdresɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdresɪŋ//
    Medical equipment
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  1. 1 (also salad dressing) [countable, uncountable] a thin sauce used to add flavour to salads, usually made from oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, etc. a low-calorie dressing see also French dressing
  2. 2 [uncountable] (North American English) = stuffing (1)
  3. 3[countable] a piece of soft material placed over a wound in order to protect it See related entries: Medical equipment
  4. 4[uncountable] the act of putting on clothes Many of our patients need help with dressing.
  5. see also cross-dressing, power dressing, window dressing
    Extra examples a herb dressing for fish salad with a vinaigrette dressing Place the dressing directly onto the wound and hold it in place.
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