Un-swaddled

swaddle

[swod-l]
verb (used with object), swaddled, swaddling.
1.
to bind (an infant, especially a newborn infant) with long, narrow strips of cloth to prevent free movement; wrap tightly with clothes.
2.
to wrap (anything) round with bandages.
noun
3.
a long, narrow strip of cloth used for swaddling or bandaging.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English, in suadiling (gerund); akin by gradation to Middle English swethel (noun), Old English; see swathe, -le

unswaddled, adjective
unswaddling, adjective
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swaddle (ˈswɒdəl)
 
vb
1.  to wind a bandage round
2.  to wrap (a baby) in swaddling clothes
3.  to restrain as if by wrapping with bandages; smother
 
n
4.  chiefly (US) swaddling clothes
 
[C15: from Old English swæthel swaddling clothes; related to swathian to swathe]

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swaddle
c.1300, probably a frequentative form of O.E. swaþian (see swathe). Phrase swaddling clothes is from Coverdale (1535) translation of Luke ii:7.
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