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n 1  :  a container shielded with lead or mercury for holding radium in large quantities esp. for therapeutic application  2 a  :  absorbent material saturated with water or other liquid for therapeutic application to the body or a body part  b  :  a folded square or compress of gauze or other absorbent material used esp. to maintain a clear field in surgery, to plug cavities, to check bleeding by compression, or to apply medication
vt :  to cover or surround with a pack <ed it away from the operative field with gauze packs -R. P. Parsons>  : specif  :  to envelop (a patient) in a wet or dry sheet or blanket .

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