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Definition of dressing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also salad dressing) [countable, uncountable] a thin sauce used to add flavor to salads, usually made from oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, etc. a low-calorie dressing see also French dressing, ranch dressing
  2. 2[uncountable] = stuffing
  3. 3[countable] a piece of soft material placed over a wound in order to protect it
  4. 4[uncountable] the act of putting on clothes Many of our patients need help with dressing. see also cross-dressing, power dressing, window dressing
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