bandage

noun
ban·​dage | \ ˈban-dij How to pronounce bandage (audio) \

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

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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 Jaylon talked matter-of-factly about the hole in his leg and the bandages that secure the wounds where several of the bullets entered and exited. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Dallas college student wounded in house attack that killed 1-year-old discusses it for the first time," 31 Jan. 2020 The triangle bandage can be turned into a tourniquet as well. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "15 Everyday Survival Supplies You Should Buy Online," 27 Nov. 2019 The cavernous hall is 460,000 square feet, and McIntosh is taking up about three of them, trying to cinch the beige bandages wrapped around her arms. Wired, "Everybody Loves Rey, a Star Wars Story," 18 Nov. 2019 And the bandage cuts off circulation, so by the time I’m done my fingers are purple. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Adam Driver, the Original Man," 21 Oct. 2019 The girl’s mother picked her up, took her home and took off the bandages. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Cleveland babysitter burned 16-month-old girl with unknown substance, court records say," 15 Oct. 2019 Patches of skin not covered with bandages were raw pink or charred black. Jane Ferguson, The New Yorker, "Peace Talks, the Taliban, and Afghan Women’s Uncertain Future," 19 Dec. 2019 Oils and resins would be applied to the body, which would then be stuffed with linen rags or sawdust before being sealed and wrapped in bandages. National Geographic, "Europe's morbid 'mummy craze' has been an obsession for centuries," 10 Dec. 2019 On a day in late October, the waiting room was crowded with protesters with bandages over one eye. Brent Mcdonald, New York Times, "A Bullet to the Eye Is the Price of Protesting in Chile," 10 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb He will be expected to bandage the wounds already inflicted on Big Blue by a new generation of tech giants, and to create a largely new line of business that can return it to health. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "What you need to know about new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna," 3 Feb. 2020 Largely bedridden, her eyes bandaged, she was forbidden to laugh, cry or even move her head. Jack Anderson, New York Times, "Alicia Alonso, Star of Cuba’s National Ballet, Dies at 98," 17 Oct. 2019 Pitsenbarger bandaged him up and vanished, but soon came back to throw ammunition magazines to him before taking off again. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio veteran’s story helped Hollywood recognize a hero," 13 Jan. 2020 After breaking briefly for dinner (Logan also had to bandage a few scrapes after taking a spill on his bike), the kids hopped back on their bicycles and did another search in their community, 20 miles outside Sacramento. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "How these 4 kids searched for — and found — a missing woman with dementia," 7 Oct. 2019 Hsieh said her husband was a researcher for Oregon Health and Science University, had access to medications and knew how to bandage and care for the cat. oregonlive.com, "Portland woman convicted of animal neglect after leaving cat’s severe burns untreated," 23 July 2019 Other photos showed migrants inside a hospital after the airstrike, lying in beds with arms bandaged. Washington Post, "Airstrike kills 40 mostly African migrants in detention center in Libya’s capital," 3 July 2019 Sauerbrunn returned in the 57th minute after being checked out and bandaged up. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "USA Wins Fourth Women's World Cup Title, Outlasts Netherlands in Final," 7 July 2019 Two desktops are bandaged together, and one is barely there. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Dickson Carroll puts fun and folly in form and function," 21 June 2019

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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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The first known use of bandage was in 1599

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Last Updated

6 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bandage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bandage. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for bandage

bandage

noun
How to pronounce bandage (audio)

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 How to pronounce bandage (audio) \

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 How to pronounce bandage (audio) \

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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