bandage

noun
ban·​dage | \ˈban-dij \

Definition of bandage 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a strip of fabric used especially to cover, dress, and bind up wounds

2 : a flexible strip or band used to cover, strengthen, or compress something

bandage

verb
bandaged; bandaging

Definition of bandage (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to bind, dress, or cover with a bandage bandage a wound a bandaged ankle

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Synonyms for bandage

Synonyms: Verb

bind, dress, swathe

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Examples of bandage in a Sentence

Noun

He wrapped a bandage around his knee. She put a bandage on the cut.

Verb

He arrived with a bandaged ankle. her mother always bandages her scraped knees very carefully
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Food and Drug Administration regulates tampons as medical devices; other medical devices, like bandages and prosthetics, are exempt from Nevada sales tax. Anna North, Vox, "Nevada just got rid of its “tampon tax”," 7 Nov. 2018 She's being treated with salve, bandages, antibiotics and pain medication, and is eating solid food and a liquid milk replacement. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Colorado wildlife officials rescue bear cub from wildfire, treat severely burnt paws," 30 June 2018 She's being treated with salve, bandages, antibiotics and pain medication, and is eating solid food and a liquid milk replacement. CBS News, "Orphaned bear cub rescued after paws are scorched in Colorado wildfire," 29 June 2018 One had his arm in a sling and another had his leg wrapped in a bandage. New York Times, "Inside the Former Walmart That Is Now a Shelter for Almost 1,500 Migrant Children," 14 June 2018 His hand could be seen wrapped in a bandage during a press conference Sunday afternoon. Amir Vera, CNN, "What we know about the Tennessee Waffle House shooting," 23 Apr. 2018 These days, a typical week’s worth of trash might contain a receipt or two, fruit stickers, a wine-bottle cap, a label, an adhesive bandage and some packing tape. Victoria Adams Fogg, Washington Post, "She cut her weekly trash down so much it fits in an unbelievably small jar," 7 July 2018 The man’s mugshot from May 30 shows a bandage on one side of his face but no visible injuries. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Crimes of Cobb: Man slips and accidentally shoots gun near apartments," 13 June 2018 Wash your hands and the area regularly with soap and change bandages regularly. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "What to Know About Necrosis, the Deadly Disease That Made a Man Smell So Bad His Plane Had an Emergency Landing," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Police said emergency medical personnel bandaged the wound, which would require surgery, and took her took the hospital. USA TODAY, "'I can't afford that': Woman trapped by subway train begs bystanders not to call ambulance," 3 July 2018 A few yards away, a man sat on the curb with his leg bandaged before he was loaded into an ambulance. Madeline Buckley, chicagotribune.com, "4 shot on Near West Side: 'Don't kill my friend'," 18 June 2018 Giroud had treatment for a few minutes and his head was bandaged. BostonGlobe.com, "US soccer team ties France in friendly," 9 June 2018 During the offensive’s final weeks, the few hospitals standing were treating patients with the dregs of their supply cupboards, bandaging wounds with rags and conducting operations without anesthetic. Louisa Loveluck, BostonGlobe.com, "UN panel accuses both Syrian army, rebels of war crimes in Eastern Ghouta fight," 20 June 2018 During the offensive’s final weeks, the few hospitals standing were treating patients with the dregs of their supply cupboards, bandaging wounds with rags and conducting operations without anesthetic. Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, "U.N. panel accuses Syrian army, and rebels, of war crimes in Eastern Ghouta fight," 20 June 2018 On one occasion, Bickerdyke ordered privileged white ladies to drop their petticoats so the muslin could be used to bandage the unwrapped stumps of amputees. Harold Holzer, WSJ, "Burning Down the South," 7 June 2018 Johnson’s bandaged left thumb might be an issue, but his minutes were down even before that Game 3 injury. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "Looking for positives out of a Heat playoff deficit? Here are a few. | Miami Herald," 22 Apr. 2018 The horse racing industry has long tolerated and even encouraged an ethic of racing battered and bandaged -- but, like football and other sports, the dangers of concussions may be driving a change at the tracks. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "With help from Maryland doctors, horse racing industry takes on concussions," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of bandage

Noun

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bandage

Noun

Middle French, from bande

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bandage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bandage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a covering (such as a strip of cloth) that protects or supports part of the body that has been hurt

bandage

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bandage (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cover or wrap (something) with a bandage

bandage

noun
ban·​dage | \ˈban-dij \

Kids Definition of bandage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a strip of material used to cover and wrap up wounds

bandage

verb
bandaged; bandaging

Kids Definition of bandage (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cover or wrap up (a wound) with a strip of material

bandage

noun
ban·​dage | \ˈban-dij \

Medical Definition of bandage 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a strip of fabric used to cover a wound, hold a dressing in place, immobilize an injured part, or apply pressure — see capeline, esmarch bandage, pressure bandage, spica, velpeau bandage

bandage

verb
bandaged; bandaging

Medical Definition of bandage (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to bind, dress, or cover with a bandage bandage a wound bandage a sprained ankle

intransitive verb

: to apply a bandage

Other Words from bandage

bandager noun

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