pledget

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English dialect word for a small plug, using -et (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pledget (plural pledgets)

  1. (medicine) A small flat absorbent pad of cotton or wool, used to medicate, drain, or protect a wound or sore.
  2. A string of oakum used in calking.

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Verb[edit]

pledget (third-person singular simple present pledgets, present participle pledgeting or pledgetting, simple past and past participle pledgeted or pledgetted)

  1. (medicine, transitive) To apply a pledget to.