|1.||a. material used to cushion packed goods|
|b. (as modifier): a packing needle|
|2.||the packaging of foodstuffs|
|a. the application of a medical pack|
|b. gauze or other absorbent material for packing a wound|
|4.||printing sheets of material, esp paper, used to cover the platen or impression cylinder of a letterpress machine|
|5.||any substance or material used to make watertight or gastight joints, esp in a stuffing box|
|6.||engineering pieces of material of various thicknesses used to adjust the position of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment|
The insertion of gauze or other material into a body cavity or wound for therapeutic purposes.
The material so used; a pack.