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Definition of "dressing" []

  • A therapeutic or protective material applied to a wound. (noun)
  • A sauce for certain dishes, such as salads. (noun)
  • A stuffing, as for poultry or fish. (noun)
  • Manure or other fertilizing material for soil. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dressing" in a sentence
  • "The phrase "dressing well" is inevitably open to interpretation."
  • "I haven't used the bucktail, I normally use a #6 red Octopus but the dressing is a nice touch."
  • "The key to the flavour of this dressing is the addition of balsamic vinegar."