Definition of swaddle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

swaddle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈswɒdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːdl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swaddle
BrE BrE//ˈswɒdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːdl//
 
he / she / it swaddles
BrE BrE//ˈswɒdlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːdlz//
 
past simple swaddled
BrE BrE//ˈswɒdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːdld//
 
past participle swaddled
BrE BrE//ˈswɒdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːdld//
 
-ing form swaddling
BrE BrE//ˈswɒdlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːdlɪŋ//
 
 
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swaddle somebody/something (old-fashioned) to wrap somebody/something, especially a baby, tightly in clothes or a piece of cloth Word Origin Middle English: frequentative of the verbswathe.
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