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bandage, bind, bundle up, cloak, drape, envelop, enwrap, fold, furl, lap, muffle up, sheathe, shroud, swaddle, wrap  
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  ( swathes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( swathing    present participle)   ( swathed    past tense & past participle  )
The noun is also spelled swath.     
1       n-count   A swatheof land is a long strip of land.  
usu N of n  
Year by year great swathes of this small nation's countryside disappear.     
2       n-count   A swatheof cloth is a long strip of cloth, especially one that is wrapped around someone or something.  
usu N of n  
...swathes of white silk.     
3       verb   To swathe someone or something in cloth means to wrap them in it completely.  
She swathed her enormous body in thin black fabrics...      V n in n  
His head was swathed in bandages made from a torn sheet.      V-ed  

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sate, swarthy, sweaty, slate

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