wadding

[ wod-ing ]
/ ˈwɒd ɪŋ /

noun

any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., especially carded cotton in specially prepared sheets.
material used as wads for guns, cartridges, etc.
Surgery. any large dressing made of cotton or a similar absorbent material that is used to stanch the flow of blood or dress a wound.
a wad or lump.

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Origin of wadding

First recorded in 1620–30; wad1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for wadding

wadding
/ (ˈwɒdɪŋ) /

noun

  1. any fibrous or soft substance used as padding, stuffing, etc, esp sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose
  2. a piece of this
material for wads used in cartridges or guns
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