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pledget

[plej-it] /ˈplɛdʒ ɪt/
noun
1.
a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; origin uncertain
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pledget

/ˈplɛdʒɪt/
noun
1.
a small flattened pad of wool, cotton, etc, esp for use as a pressure bandage to be applied to wounds or sores
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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pledget in Medicine

pledget pled·get (plěj'ĭt)
n.
A small, flat absorbent pad used to medicate, drain, or protect a wound or sore.

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