dressing etymology

English word dressing comes from Middle English (1100-1500) dressande

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Detailed word origin of dressing

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dressande Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
dressing English (eng) (dated) Castigation; scolding; dressing down.. (dated) the process of extracting metals or other valuable components from minerals. (medicine) Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.. (obsolete) Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.. A sauce, especially a cold one for salads.. An ornamental finish, such as a moulding around doors, windows, or on a [...]