Definition of dressing in English:

dressing

Syllabification: dress·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈdresiNG
 
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noun

  • 1 (also salad dressing) A sauce for salads, typically one consisting of oil and vinegar mixed together with herbs or other flavorings: vinaigrette dressing
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    • Then flavour with crushed garlic, tomato purée, chilli or fresh herbs for dips or salad dressing.
    • Other enemies of silver include table salt, olives, salad dressing, eggs, vinegar and fruit juices.
    • The rest - salad dressing, ketchup, mustard - is too mundane to mention.
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  • 1.1North American Stuffing: turkey with apple dressing
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    • I'll be enjoying tomorrow with my family, eating way too much turkey and dressing, along with some fine sides and desserts.
    • I can't decide whether to have the traditional turkey and dressing, or to maybe do something like beef tenderloin.
    • Start turkey and dressing five hours before you expect to serve dinner.
  • 2A piece of material placed on a wound to protect it: an antiseptic dressing
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    • When the operation is complete, the incisions are closed with stitches and the four small wounds are covered with dressings.
    • Care of the skin, good hygiene, control of skin diseases such as tinea pedis, and careful antiseptic dressings after minor wounds are all important.
    • Make sure if you have open or infected wounds that these are kept covered with a waterproof dressing.
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    bandage, covering, plaster, gauze, lint, compress
    trademark Band-Aid
  • 3Size or stiffening used in the finishing of fabrics.
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    • It is important to ensure that the dressing is rubbed well into the fabric, and not allowed to remain thickly on the surface.
    • Most shoemakers work in big factories where conditions are usually unhealthy because of the noise and working with chemical substances such as glues, solvents and dressings.
  • 4A fertilizing substance such as compost or manure spread over or plowed into land.
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    • Heavy feeders, sunflowers appreciate a side dressing of compost or fertilizer during the growing season.
    • Feed with a high nitrogen fertilizer, and add side dressings of compost or aged manure to the soil to help promote rapid growth.
    • Give fruit trees and bushes a dressing of autumn fertiliser, low in nitrogen but high in potassium and phosphorous.
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