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  • v. Present participle of gown.


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  • Nor could he fail, as she crossed the floor, to see two women: one, the grand lady, the mistress of the Big House; one, the lovely equestrienne statue beneath the dull-blue, golden-trimmed gown, that no gowning could ever make his memory forget.


  • They bought $5,000 "precaution carts" to make washing, gloving and gowning easy and efficient.

    Wray Herbert: Hand Washing: A Deadly Dilemma

  • "Instead, we must bend our minds to the problem of gowning you appropriately."


  • No, the idea behind all the gowning and gloving and alcohol spraying — the goal of pretty much every technique we employed, actually — was to protect the viruses and bacteria from us.

    Going Viral

  • Moving from the cafeteria through the locker rooms and hallways to the inner sanctum of the formulating rooms involved a series of clothing changes we called "gowning up."

    Going Viral

  • Everything was very heavy, and after gowning, the worst part of the job was hoisting the containers from the cart to the countertop and back again.

    Going Viral

  • HOLMES: They are supposed to be the golden years, but for many empty nesters looking forward to retirement, gowning expenses and shrinking 401 (k) s forcing them to put their plans on hold.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2008

  • I thought he was going to yell at me for not gowning up in the room and wearing sandals.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • But I can tell you that when these -- this new set of cases was actually rolling through the health care system, that was the time we were actually ramping up in terms of new and better masks and better gowning procedures and better infection control.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2003

  • We can imagine the decorations and the fine gowning.

    The First Soprano


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