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noun

an adhesive cloth or other material for covering and closing superficial wounds, holding bandages in place, etc.

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Origin of sticking plaster

First recorded in 1645–55
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sticking plaster

noun

a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial woundsUsual US term: adhesive tape
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