a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc.
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How to use pledget in a sentence
This is repeated with fresh pledgets until the meatus is cleansed.
Pledgets of cotton impregnated with the juice and packed in the cavities of carious teeth, relieve toothache.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The first two pledgets are useful afterwards for anatomical definition, and the third keeps them in place.
The pledgets of cotton-wool placed in the nose at the beginning of the operation now come in to help as guides.
Then pledgets of cotton wool are packed into the bag formed by the cotton cloth after the stick is withdrawn.
British Dictionary definitions for pledget
a small flattened pad of wool, cotton, etc, esp for use as a pressure bandage to be applied to wounds or sores
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