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Dictionary Definition



1 savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type [syn: salad dressing]
2 a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables [syn: stuffing]
3 making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure [syn: fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation]
4 a cloth covering for a wound or sore [syn: medical dressing]
5 processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather
6 the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes [syn: grooming]
7 the act of applying a bandage [syn: bandaging, binding]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.
  2. A sauce, especially a cold one for salads.
  3. Something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc.
  4. The activity of getting dressed.


material applied to a wound for protection or therapy
a sauce, especially a cold one for salads
  • Hungarian: salátaöntet
something added to the soil as a fertilizer
the activity of getting dressed


  1. present participle of dress



dressing dresiŋ
  1. dressing, a kind of sauce.

Extensive Definition

Dressing may refer to:
  • Dressing (medical), a medical covering for a wound, usually made of cloth
  • Ore dressing
  • Salad dressing, a type of sauce which is generally poured on a salad, or spread on the bread of a sandwich
  • Stuffing, a mixture of various ingredients used to fill a cavity in another food item
  • The application of a profile onto a grinding wheel
  • A covering to improve an object's appearance:
Dressing may also refer to:
dressing in Japanese: ドレッシング
dressing in Bulgarian: Дресинг

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