[ ban-dij ]
/ ˈbæn dɪdʒ /


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.

Nearby words

  1. band-tailed pigeon,
  2. banda,
  3. banda aceh,
  4. banda sea,
  5. banda, hastings kamuzu,
  6. bandana,
  7. bandanna,
  8. bandar,
  9. bandar abbas,
  10. bandar lampung

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bandage


/ (ˈbændɪdʒ) /


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

Word Origin for bandage

C16: from French, from band strip, band ²

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Word Origin and History for bandage
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Medicine definitions for bandage


[ băndĭj ]


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


To apply a bandage to.

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