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swaddle

Syllabification: swad·dle
Pronunciation: /ˈswädl
 
/

Definition of swaddle in English:

verb

[with object]
Wrap (someone, especially a baby) in garments or cloth: she swaddled the baby tightly figurative they have grown up swaddled in consumer technology
More example sentences
  • Most rural and low-income women breastfeed, wrap, and swaddle their babies, sometimes for as long as two years.
  • Babies are swaddled in on their backs on traditional baby boards.
  • She was gone before her baby was properly swaddled, and her name was just about all Virginie knew of her.

Origin

Middle English: frequentative of swathe2.

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