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Meaning of swaddle

swad•dle

Pronunciation: (swod'l), [key]
— v., n. -dled, -dling,
—v.t.
  1. to bind (an infant, esp. a newborn infant) with long, narrow strips of cloth to prevent free movement; wrap tightly with clothes.
  2. to wrap (anything) round with bandages.
—n.
  1. a long, narrow strip of cloth used for swaddling or bandaging.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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