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bandage

[ ban-dij ]
/ ˈbæn dɪdʒ /
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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·aged, band·ag·ing.

to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.

verb (used without object), band·aged, band·ag·ing.

to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.: Apply some iodine before you bandage.

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RELATED WORDS

plaster, dressing, gauze, truss, swathe, cast, compress, wrap, bind, dress

Nearby words

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Origin of bandage

From Middle French, dating back to 1590–1600; see origin at band2, -age
SYNONYMS FOR bandage
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
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British Dictionary definitions for bandage

bandage

/ (ˈbændɪdʒ) /

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 ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for bandage

bandage

[ băndĭj ]

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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