Etymology
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dressing (n.)

mid-14c., "rule, control," verbal noun from dress (v.). In cookery, "sauce used in preparing a dish for the table," from c. 1500. Meaning "bandage applied to a wound or sore" is recorded from 1713. Dressing-gown "a loose and easy robe worn while applying make-up or doing the hair" is attested from 1777; dressing-room "room intended to be used for dressing" is from 1670s.

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Definitions of dressing

dressing (n.)
savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type;
Synonyms: salad dressing
dressing (n.)
a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables;
Synonyms: stuffing
dressing (n.)
making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure;
Synonyms: fertilization / fertilisation / fecundation
dressing (n.)
a cloth covering for a wound or sore;
Synonyms: medical dressing
dressing (n.)
processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather;
dressing (n.)
the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes;
Synonyms: grooming
dressing (n.)
the act of applying a bandage;
Synonyms: bandaging / binding
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