swaddle

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EtymologyEdit

swathe ‎(to wrap with fabric) +‎ -le ‎(frequentative), the word then underwent th-stopping (its voiced th became a d).

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VerbEdit

swaddle ‎(third-person singular simple present swaddles, present participle swaddling, simple past and past participle swaddled)

  1. To bind (a baby) with long narrow strips of cloth.
  2. (archaic) To beat; cudgel.

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NounEdit

swaddle ‎(plural swaddles)

  1. Anything used to swaddle with, such as a cloth or band.
    • Addison
      They put me in bed in all my swaddles.

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