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Noun: girdle  gur-d(u)l
  1. An encircling or ringlike structure
     
  2. A band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    - cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth
     
  3. A woman's close-fitting foundation garment
    - corset, stays
Verb: girdle  gur-d(u)l
  1. Cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    "girdle the plant";
    - deaden
     
  2. Put a girdle on or around
    "girdle your loins";
    - gird

Derived forms: girdling, girdles, girdled

Type of: band, border, environ, foundation, foundation garment, incise, ring, shapewear, skeletal structure, skirt, surround

Encyclopedia: Girdle