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bandage

[ban-dij] /ˈbæn dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.
2.
anything used as a band or ligature.
verb (used with object), bandaged, bandaging.
3.
to bind or cover with a bandage:
to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
verb (used without object), bandaged, bandaging.
4.
to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.:
Apply some iodine before you bandage.
Origin of bandage
1590-1600
From Middle French, dating back to 1590-1600; See origin at band2, -age
Related forms
bandager, noun
rebandage, verb (used with object), rebandaged, rebandaging.
unbandage, verb (used with object), unbandaged, unbandaging.
well-bandaged, adjective
Synonyms
1. dressing, binding, compass.
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Examples from the Web for bandage
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  • First, I got a bandage on my wound, to stop the bleeding, and then I had an opportunity to look about me.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Evelyn slipped the bandage, and her eyes rested on Maltravers!

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Be soothed, my son; I meant not to tear the bandage from thy wounds.

    Calderon The Courtier Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She would then proceed to bandage it to the best of her ability.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael
  • Capen bent over him and gently moved the bandage on his face.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for bandage

bandage

/ˈbændɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a piece of material used to dress a wound, bind a broken limb, etc
2.
a strip of any soft material used for binding, etc
verb
3.
to cover or bind with a bandage
Word Origin
C16: from French, from band strip, band²
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Word Origin and History for bandage
n.

1590s, from Middle French bandage (16c.), from Old French bander "to bind," from bande "a strip" (see band (n.1)).

v.

1774, from bandage (n.). Related: Bandaged; bandaging.

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bandage in Medicine

bandage band·age (bān'dĭj)
n.
A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part. v. band·aged, band·ag·ing, band·ag·es
To apply a bandage to.

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