sparadrap

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Etymology[edit]

French sparadrap.

Noun[edit]

sparadrap (plural sparadraps)

  1. (obsolete) A cerecloth.
  2. (medicine, obsolete) Any adhesive plaster.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin sparadrapum of obscure origins; the second part of the term is drap and the first could be Old French esparer ("cover")

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Noun[edit]

sparadrap m (plural sparadraps)

  1. bandage
    Les pansements étaient compliqués et difficiles, la fixation des appareils et des linges par le sparadrap n'ayant pas encore été imaginée à cette époque. (Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862)

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