a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.
anything used as a band or ligature.
to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.: Apply some iodine before you bandage.
- band·ag·er, noun
- re·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-bandaged, adjective
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How to use bandage in a sentence
Several of the campers are wounded and bandaged after clashes with police on Wednesday and Thursday.Kiev Set to Clean the Last “Occupy” Protestors Out of Maidan Square | Anna Nemtsova | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His bandaged leg rests, slightly elevated, on a bloodstained cushion borrowed from a couch.
Tupac returned to court in a wheelchair, a Yankee cap over his bandaged head.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed | Michael Daly | June 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The feet were then firmly bandaged, allowing the binding to solidify.Corsets, Muslin Disease, and More of the Deadly Fashion Trends | The Fashion Beast Team | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His heavily bandaged right leg is propped up on a stool in his apartment and his crutches lean on fridge.Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev | Jamie Dettmer | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then he bandaged Brathland, had him carried up to Raglin's room, and sent for a nurse that he could trust.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Scarcely were they bandaged when the news arrived that Augereau's division had received a severe check.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
His left arm, rudely bandaged in a shawl, hung heavy and useless at his side, and the bandage was saturated with blood.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
The fourth paw, nicely bandaged with Jess' handkerchief, he held up out of harm's way.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
The journey back was safely made and Leon, in spite of his bandaged head and wounded arm, was nearly smothered with kisses.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for bandage
a piece of material used to dress a wound, bind a broken limb, etc
a strip of any soft material used for binding, etc
to cover or bind with a bandage
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