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bandage

[ ban-dij ]
/ 藞b忙n d瑟d蕭 /
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noun
a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.
anything used as a band or ligature.
verb (used with object), band路aged, band路ag路ing.
to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
verb (used without object), band路aged, band路ag路ing.
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鈥1600; see origin at band2, -age

OTHER WORDS FROM bandage

band路ag路er, nounre路band路age, verb (used with object), re路band路aged, re路band路ag路ing.un路band路age, verb (used with object), un路band路aged, un路band路ag路ing.well-bandaged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bandage

bandage
/ (藞b忙nd瑟d蕭) /

noun
a piece of material used to dress a wound, bind a broken limb, etc
a strip of any soft material used for binding, etc
verb
to cover or bind with a bandage

Word Origin for bandage

C16: from French, from band strip, band
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Medical definitions for bandage

bandage
[ b膬nd沫j ]

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