Pronunciation: (swod'l), [key]
—v., -dled, -dling,
1. to bind (an infant, esp. a newborn infant) with long, narrow strips of cloth to prevent free movement; wrap tightly with clothes.
2. to wrap (anything) round with bandages.
a long, narrow strip of cloth used for swaddling or bandaging.
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