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bandage

[ban-dij]
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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.
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verb (used with object), band·aged, band·ag·ing.
  1. to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
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verb (used without object), band·aged, band·ag·ing.
  1. to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.: Apply some iodine before you bandage.
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Origin of bandage

From Middle French, dating back to 1590–1600; see origin at band2, -age
Related formsband·ag·er, nounre·band·age, verb (used with object), re·band·aged, re·band·ag·ing.un·band·age, verb (used with object), un·band·aged, un·band·ag·ing.well-band·aged, adjective

Synonyms

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1. dressing, binding, compass.
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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!

  • 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

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
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verb
  1. to cover or bind with a bandage
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Word Origin

C16: from French, from band strip, band ²
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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)).

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v.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

bandage in Medicine

bandage

(băndĭj)
n.
  1. A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part.
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v.
  1. To apply a bandage to.
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