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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
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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 ?
Swaddle it up and hold its mouth: otherwise it will scream too loudly, the little truth."
She will swaddle the sheep like a new-born baby and lay it in the cradle.
Then I would hear - it was a common experience of the night - my sister soothing her lovingly, and turning up the light to show her where she was, helping her to the window to let her see that it was no night of snow, even humouring her by going downstairs, and opening the outer door, and calling into the darkness, 'Is anybody there?' and if that was not sufficient, she would swaddle my mother in wraps and take her through the rooms of the house, lighting them one by one, pointing out familiar objects, and so guiding her slowly through the sixty odd years she had jumped too quickly.
And if some one prescribes for him a course of dietetics, and tells him that he must swathe and swaddle his head, and all that sort of thing, he replies at once that he has no time to be ill, and that he sees no good in a life which is spent in nursing his disease to the neglect of his customary employment; and therefore bidding good-bye to this sort of physician, he resumes his ordinary habits, and either gets well and lives and does his business, or, if his constitution falls, he dies and has no more trouble.
'They will send him to a school and put heavy boots on his feet and swaddle him in these clothes.
One such mom is Gretchen Choa-Uy, who is the official distributor of baby blankets and swaddle brand aden + anais and Seventh Generation's safe cleaning products.
Then my husband told me to just get the blanket that the nurses use when they spin' the baby a swaddle.
"We've been working hard over the past three years to help make parents' lives easier with our products, including our belly bands and newly released Swaddloop swaddle blankets.
Talk to your paediatrician about the safe, proper way to swaddle, and be sure to use a fabric that allows for continuous airflow to avoid overheating.
If the startle reflex is strong, swaddle during the day too.
ORGANIC MUSLIN SWADDLE This generously sized (48" x 48") muslin, which is made in India using organic fabric and sustainable practices, has a black and white safari pattern and can be used either as a swaddle for a newborn, as a stroller cover or in the car seat (PS25, www.nationaltheatre.org.uk).
It is important for caregivers to accomplish a secure swaddle to ensure the blanket does not become loose and the baby remains wrapped during the sleep period.