V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (v.) 1. to wrap or bandage something; 2. to constrict something; (n.) a bandage or binding
Synonyms: (v.) bandage, bind, cover, dress, wrap, envelop, constrict, swaddle
Antonyms: (v.) unwrap, uncover, bare
Tips: Swathe is derived from the Old English swapian, which means "to bind or wrap up." This is also the source of the word "swaddle." Swathe can be used as either a verb or a noun (see usage examples).
The new mother had to learn how to dress, burp, diaper, and swathe her baby. (wrap, swaddle) verb
The colorful wraps that swathed the models at the fashion show would probably look ridiculous anywhere but on the runway. (dressed, covered, enveloped) verb
The medical team used a swathe to wrap the football player's injury. (bandage) noun
I placed a cool swathe around my ankle to ease the swelling. (bandage, wrap) noun
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