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dress·ing / ˈdresing/ • n. 1. (also salad dressing) a sauce for salads, typically one consisting of oil and vinegar mixed together with herbs or other flavorings: vinaigrette dressing. ∎  stuffing: turkey with apple dressing. 2. a piece of material placed on a wound to protect it: an antiseptic dressing. 3. a fertilizing substance such as compost or manure spread over or plowed into land.

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dressing (dres-ing) n. material applied to a wound or diseased part of the body, with or without medication, to give protection and assist healing.

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