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

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 At night, remove the bandage to let the skin breath. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Blister Survival Guide for Summer Shoes," 10 June 2018 The bandage over his cheek had to be changed every five minutes because saliva was leaking through and soaking it. Maxine Bernstein, OregonLive.com, "Thurston 20 years later: 'We know exactly how they feel'," 20 May 2018 His body was covered with tubes and wires; the part of his face not covered with bandages was bruised; his eyes were blackened. Rick Hampson, USA TODAY, "The lost day: How we remember, and don't, the 26 hours after Robert F. Kennedy fell," 4 June 2018 Schnoor's foot took a beating, needing a series of bandages after the race concluded. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Germatown's Ben Schnoor ran the state 3,200 final with a bare foot after losing his shoe. The result? His best ever.," 2 June 2018 On Friday, Phipps could be seen at the memorial service with bandages still wrapped around his hand. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, "One year after fatal Ingram Square fire, Deem remembered by family, friends, colleagues," 18 May 2018 Photos of the ceremony show Zanele Ndlovu in her wedding gown with a mass of bandages wrapped around what was left of her right arm. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "A crocodile ripped off the arm of a bride-to-be. She refused to delay the wedding | Charlotte Observer," 8 May 2018 Two police officers also were treated and released at Edward Hospital in Naperville for exposure to blood while applying tourniquets and bandages to the victims on the scene. Matthew Walberg, chicagotribune.com, "1 dead, two others injured in Lisle auto crash," 16 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 They are quickly bandaged by one of the physical therapists who hopscotch the course, sometimes setting up massage tables lit by car headlights. Stan Grossfeld, BostonGlobe.com, "In a grueling relay, runners carry the burden on behalf of veterans," 10 May 2018 Shaw's right hand was bandaged at the news conference from the struggle. Sheila Burke, Fox News, "Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'," 22 Apr. 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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