V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

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).

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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