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swathe (sweɪð)
1.  to bandage (a wound, limb, etc), esp completely
2.  to wrap a band, garment, etc, around, esp so as to cover completely; swaddle
3.  to envelop
4.  a bandage or wrapping
5.  a variant spelling of swath
[Old English swathian; related to swæthel swaddling clothes, Old High German swedil, Dutch zwadel; see swaddle]

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