/wod"ing/, n.
1. any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., esp. carded cotton in specially prepared sheets.
2. material used as wads for guns, cartridges, etc.
3. Surg. any large dressing made of cotton or a similar absorbent material that is used to stanch the flow of blood or dress a wound.
4. a wad or lump.
[1620-30; WAD1 + -ING1]

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