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bandage

noun ban·dage \ ˈban-dij \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of bandage

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

Examples of bandage in a Sentence

  1. He wrapped a bandage around his knee.

  2. She put a bandage on the cut.

Recent Examples of bandage from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of bandage

Middle French, from bande


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bandage

verb

Definition of bandage

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

Examples of bandage in a Sentence

  1. He arrived with a bandaged ankle.

  2. her mother always bandages her scraped knees very carefully

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First Known Use of bandage

1730

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BANDAGE Defined for English Language Learners

bandage

Definition of bandage for English Language Learners

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


bandage

Definition of bandage for English Language Learners

  • : to cover or wrap (something) with a bandage


BANDAGE Defined for Kids

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bandage

noun ban·dage \ ˈban-dij \

Definition of bandage for Students

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

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bandage

verb

Definition of bandage for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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bandage

noun ban·dage \ ˈban-dij \

medical Definition of bandage

: 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

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bandage

verb

medical Definition of bandage

bandaged; bandaging
: to bind, dress, or cover with a bandage
  • bandage a wound
  • bandage a sprained ankle
: to apply a bandage

bandager

noun


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