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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Wash the punctures, cover with a clean bandage, then keep an eye on them. Aliese Willard Muhonen, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022 Five minutes later, Bernie walked out of the facility with a giant bandage on his head. Ari Rabin-havt, The New Republic, 28 Apr. 2022 For example, if the bite is to your ankle, wrap the leg with an elastic or pressure bandage starting at the foot and progress up the leg as high as possible. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 To rip the bandage off quickly: Feldstein is not stupendous. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2022 Don’t try to rip off the bandage quickly, because doing so will make your daughter panic more. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 With the help of her stylist Thomas Christos Kikis, the Bring It On actor chose an oversized trench coat and belted bermuda-length shorts by Italian designer Giuseppe Di Morabito, paired with a bandage tube top that crossed at the neck. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Apr. 2022 That bandage is being stretched and twisted, but the flat, clean, vivid red word is not warped or misshapen in the least. Christopher Knightart Critic, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2022 Handcuffed, Martin entered Sacramento County Superior Court with a bandage on his left arm, but the extent of his injuries was difficult to discern. Mackenzie Maysstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Fed isn’t going to bandage investors’ mistakes anymore. Jason Zweig, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Go back to our cave, bandage up, hopefully get healthy. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2022 On his journey, Jordan meets a Black neighbor who helps bandage his cuts, and a Mexican gardener who helps him out with a ride. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 Then the surgeon will remove any infected mastoid bone or tissue, stitch up the cut, and bandage the wound. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 24 Feb. 2022 Kicking managers to the curb, along with a hitting coach here and a pitching coach there, can bandage the short term. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2021 Lakers coach Frank Vogel called four timeouts in the first half, hoping to bandage wounds. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 3 June 2021 Fortunately, a teacher at a school overlooking the pond was watching the incident from a window and was able to alert the school nurse, who helped bandage McCoy's injuries after the incident. NBC News, 14 May 2021 Once Nora woke up, no one would be able to touch her again without putting her under, and there was no way to bandage her wound or keep her from licking the incision site. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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25 May 2022

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More Definitions for 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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