"girdle" in the noun sense
an encircling or ringlike structure
2. girdle, cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth
a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
3. corset, girdle, stays
a woman's close-fitting foundation garment
"girdle" in the verb sense
1. girdle, deaden
cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
"girdle the plant"
2. girdle, gird
put a girdle on or around
"gird your loins"
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