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English definition of “swathe”


verb [T]     /sweɪð/
to wrap round or cover with cloth : He came out of the hospital swathed in bandages . I love to swathe (= dress ) my self in silk .Enclosing, surrounding and immersingCovering and adding layers
(Definition of swathe verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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