Pledget meaning

plĕjĭt
A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, protect, or absorb drainage from a wound or sore.
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A small compress, sometimes medicated, used as a dressing for a wound or sore.
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A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, protect, or absorb drainage from a wound or sore.
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(medicine) A small flat absorbent pad of cotton or wool, used to medicate, drain, or protect a wound or sore.
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A string of oakum used in calking.
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Origin of pledget

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • English dialect, a small plug.

    From Wiktionary