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pad

Pronunciation: pad

Definition:

  1. Soft material forming a cushion, used in applying or relieving pressure on a part, or in filling a depression so that dressings can fit snugly.
  2. A more or less encapsulated body of fat or some other tissue serving to fill a space or act as a cushion in the body (heel pad).

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