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girdle

gir·dle

girdle

pronunciation:
guhr dl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an undergarment worn chiefly by women to support and shape the hips, abdomen, and buttocks.
definition 2: something worn about the waist, such as a belt or sash.
similar words:
belt
definition 3: anything that encircles something or holds it within limits.
similar words:
surround
definition 4: a ring made on a tree trunk by removing the bark.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: girdled, girdles, girdling
definition 1: to surround, encircle, or hold within limits; gird.
similar words:
encircle, gird, girth, rim, ring
definition 2: to put into a girdle.
definition 3: to remove a ring of bark from (a tree or shrub), usu. so as to kill it.