Definition Of dressing


a fertilizing substance such as compost or manure spread over or plowed into land.

Heavy feeders, sunflowers appreciate a side dressing of compost or fertilizer during the growing season.

a piece of material placed on a wound to protect it.

an antiseptic dressing

a sauce for salads, typically one consisting of oil and vinegar mixed together with herbs or other flavorings.

vinaigrette dressing

size or stiffening used in the finishing of fabrics.

It is important to ensure that the dressing is rubbed well into the fabric, and not allowed to remain thickly on the surface.

Example Of dressing

  • a dressing of blood, fish, and bone

  • A heavier than normal fertilizer dressing should be applied on paddocks that didn't receive nitrogen after the last grazing.

  • A light dressing of fertiliser in the middle of April will help to get the lawn going.

  • an antiseptic dressing

  • fabrics finished with dressing will work successfully when cut an inch wide

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