Band-Aid

adjective
\ ˈban-ˈdād How to pronounce Band-Aid (audio) \

Definition of Band-Aid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: offering, making use of, or serving as a temporary or expedient remedy or solution

Band-Aid

trademark

Definition of Band-Aid (Entry 2 of 2)

used for a small adhesive strip with a gauze pad for covering minor wounds

First Known Use of Band-Aid

Adjective

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Band-Aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Band-Aid. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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Band-Aid

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Band-Aid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

disapproving : able to help or improve something only for a short period of time

Band-Aid

trademark

English Language Learners Definition of Band-Aid (Entry 2 of 2)

used for a small bandage

Band-Aid

trademark
\ ˈban-ˈdād How to pronounce Band-Aid (audio) \

Medical Definition of Band-Aid

used for a small adhesive strip with a gauze pad for covering minor wounds

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