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English definition of “swaddle”

swaddle

verb [T]     /ˈswɒd.l̩/ US  /ˈswɑː.dl̩/ old-fashioned
to wrap a baby tightly in cloth : Swaddling a baby tightly in a blanket can be a good way to stop it crying .Enclosing, surrounding and immersingParenting and caring for children
(Definition of swaddle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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