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English definition of “wadding”

wadding

noun [U]     /ˈwɒd.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈwɑː.dɪŋ/
any soft material used for filling a space, especially in order to protect something or to give something shape: The chandelier arrived in a big box, tightly packed around in wadding.Filling and completingGeneral words for textiles
(Definition of wadding noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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