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swad·dle

 (swŏd′l)
tr.v. swad·dled, swad·dling, swad·dles
1. To wrap, as in cloth: He stood on the sidewalk, swaddled in a blanket.
2. To wrap (a baby) in swaddling clothes.
3. To wrap or bind in bandages; swathe.
n.
A band or cloth used for swaddling.

[Middle English swadlen, probably back-formation from swadling (band), swaddling (cloth), or swathelbonde, both from *swathelen, probably frequentative of Old English swathian, to swathe.]

swaddle

(ˈswɒdəl)
vb (tr)
1. (Medicine) to wind a bandage round
2. (Clothing & Fashion) to wrap (a baby) in swaddling clothes
3. to restrain as if by wrapping with bandages; smother
n
(Clothing & Fashion) chiefly US swaddling clothes
[C15: from Old English swæthel swaddling clothes; related to swathian to swathe]

swad•dle

(ˈswɒd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.t.
1. to bind (a newborn infant) with swaddling clothes to prevent free movement.
2. to wrap (anything) round with bandages.
n.
3. a long, narrow strip of cloth used for swaddling.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, in suadiling (ger.); akin by gradation to Middle English swethel (n.), Old English; see swathe1, -le]

swaddle


Past participle: swaddled
Gerund: swaddling

Imperative
swaddle
swaddle
Present
I swaddle
you swaddle
he/she/it swaddles
we swaddle
you swaddle
they swaddle
Preterite
I swaddled
you swaddled
he/she/it swaddled
we swaddled
you swaddled
they swaddled
Present Continuous
I am swaddling
you are swaddling
he/she/it is swaddling
we are swaddling
you are swaddling
they are swaddling
Present Perfect
I have swaddled
you have swaddled
he/she/it has swaddled
we have swaddled
you have swaddled
they have swaddled
Past Continuous
I was swaddling
you were swaddling
he/she/it was swaddling
we were swaddling
you were swaddling
they were swaddling
Past Perfect
I had swaddled
you had swaddled
he/she/it had swaddled
we had swaddled
you had swaddled
they had swaddled
Future
I will swaddle
you will swaddle
he/she/it will swaddle
we will swaddle
you will swaddle
they will swaddle
Future Perfect
I will have swaddled
you will have swaddled
he/she/it will have swaddled
we will have swaddled
you will have swaddled
they will have swaddled
Future Continuous
I will be swaddling
you will be swaddling
he/she/it will be swaddling
we will be swaddling
you will be swaddling
they will be swaddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swaddling
you have been swaddling
he/she/it has been swaddling
we have been swaddling
you have been swaddling
they have been swaddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swaddling
you will have been swaddling
he/she/it will have been swaddling
we will have been swaddling
you will have been swaddling
they will have been swaddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swaddling
you had been swaddling
he/she/it had been swaddling
we had been swaddling
you had been swaddling
they had been swaddling
Conditional
I would swaddle
you would swaddle
he/she/it would swaddle
we would swaddle
you would swaddle
they would swaddle
Past Conditional
I would have swaddled
you would have swaddled
he/she/it would have swaddled
we would have swaddled
you would have swaddled
they would have swaddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.swaddle - wrap in swaddling clothes; "swaddled the infant"
bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

swaddle

verb
To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
Translations
kapaloida

swaddle

[ˈswɒdl] VTenvolver (in en)

swaddle

vt babywickeln (→ in in +acc); swaddling clothes (esp Bibl) → Windeln pl

swaddle

[ˈswɒdl] vt (in bandages) → fasciare, bendare; (in blanket) → avvolgere; (baby) → fasciare

swaddle

vt envolver con ropa apretada (a un bebé)
References in classic literature ?
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