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A cover, particularly one that enfolds or encloses.


1. A covering, esp. one that is wound tightly around an object, as an elastic wrap or a compression wrap.
2. To wind a covering around an object.
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compression wrap

An elastic bandage used to prevent or reduce the formation of edema. The wrap is applied starting distally; it uses overlapping spirals to progress proximally. Greater pressure is applied distally than proximally, creating a compression gradient that encourages venous and lymphatic return.
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n sheets or blankets, wet or dry, used to wrap the body as part of hydrotherapeutic treatment. See also hydrotherapy.