Band-Aid

[ band-eyd ]
/ ˈbændˌeɪd /

Trademark.

a brand of adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor abrasions and cuts.

noun

(often lowercase) Informal. a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution that does not satisfy the basic or long-range need: The proposed reform isn't thorough enough to be more than just a band-aid.

adjective

(often lowercase) Informal. serving as a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution: band-aid measures to solve a complex problem.

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Origin of Band-Aid

1965–70 for defs 2, 3
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British Dictionary definitions for band-aid

Band-Aid
/ (ˈbændˌeɪd) /

noun

trademark a gauze surgical dressing backed by adhesive tape
(sometimes not capitals) informal somethinɡ that provides a temporary solution to a problem
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Medical definitions for band-aid

Band-Aid
[ băndād′ ]

A trademark for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, employed to protect minor wounds.
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