• IPA: /ˈdɹɛsɪŋ/


  1. (medicine) 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.
    • 2004, Kathryn Banks, Joseph Harris, Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations (page 182)
      Considered thus, the performance is a translation into images of bodies on display, as is well demonstrated by Monsieur Jourdain's repeated dressings and undressings.
  5. (obsolete) Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  6. The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  7. Gum, starch, etc., used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
  8. An ornamental finish, such as a moulding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling.
  9. (dated) Castigation; scolding; dressing down.
  10. (dated) the process of extracting metals or other valuable components from minerals
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: adubo
  • Russian: удобре́ние
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of dress#English|dress

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