* * *pled·get 'plej-ət n a compress or small flat mass usu. of gauze or absorbent cotton that is laid over a wound or into a cavity to apply medication, exclude air, retain dressings, or absorb the matter discharged
* * *n.a small wad of dressing material, such as lint, used either to cover a wound or sore or as a plug. It is also used during operations, mounted on an instrument, to wipe away blood or other fluids.
* * *pled·get (plejґət) a small compress or tuft, as of gauze or cotton.
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Pledget — Pledg et, n. [Prov. E., a small plug.] 1. A small plug. [Prov. End.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A string of oakum used in calking. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) A compress, or small flat tent of lint, laid over a wound, ulcer, or the like, to exclude… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
pledget — [plej′it] n. [< ?] a small compress, sometimes medicated, used as a dressing for a wound or sore … English World dictionary
pledget — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1540 a compress or pad used to apply medication to or absorb discharges (as from a wound) … New Collegiate Dictionary
pledget — /plej it/, n. a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc. [1530 40; orig. uncert.] * * * … Universalium
pledget — noun A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, drain, or protect a wound or sore. Pledgets can be made from cotton or wool … Wiktionary
pledget — Synonyms and related words: Ace bandage, Band Aid, adhesive tape, application, band, bandage, bandaging, binder, brace, cast, cataplasm, compress, cotton, court plaster, cravat, dressing, elastic bandage, epithem, four tailed bandage, gauze, lint … Moby Thesaurus
pledget — pledÊ’Éªt n. bandage, piece of fabric used to cover a wound … English contemporary dictionary
pledget — [ plɛdʒɪt] noun a small wad of soft material used to staunch a wound. Origin C16: of unknown origin … English new terms dictionary
pledget — pled·get … English syllables
pledget — n. a small wad of dressing material, such as lint, used either to cover a wound or sore or as a plug. It is also used during operations, mounted on an instrument, to wipe away blood or other fluids … The new mediacal dictionary