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 Mitchell wore a small sensor that looks like a bandage to track her heart, breathing and activity rates. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend with COVID-19 in the Chicago area," 27 Feb. 2021 The Weeknd failed to explain one thing when accepting the American Music Award for favorite soul/R&B album Sunday night – what was with the full face bandage? Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "The Weeknd sports bandaged face at AMAs, Twitter has comments for 'Too Late' singer," 23 Nov. 2020 The tweet included a photo of himself with a bandage on one side of his face, giving a thumbs up while donning Baltimore Ravens gear ahead of the NFL team's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills (which Buffalo won 17-3). Fox News, "Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweets photo after skin cancer removal: 'No pain, no gain'," 17 Jan. 2021 So is there any benefit to using a larger bandage over a specialty patch? Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Do Hydrocolloid Bandages for Acne Actually Work?," 15 Jan. 2021 Did the smoky eyes and bandage dresses on Bravo's juggernaut Housewives franchise influence the beauty choices of millions of women or have my fellow Housewives simply conformed to society's ever-changing beauty standards? Carole Radziwill, Allure, "Carole Radziwill: Glam Isn’t Always So Pretty," 11 Nov. 2020 The Philadelphia 76ers’ trainer made the sleeve for Iverson, cutting it from a tube bandage to support the elbow without the bulk of a brace. Rick Armstrong, chicagotribune.com, "Column: If practice makes perfect, JSleeve shooting aid developed by Aurora Christian graduate Jeremy Henderson could be big," 27 Nov. 2020 Just minutes after returning to the pitch, blood began seeping through the bandage Arsenal medical staff had wrapped around Luiz's head. Matias Grez, CNN, "'How many warnings does football need?' Sickening clash of heads puts concussion protocols under scrutiny," 30 Nov. 2020 The face bandage shtick is still a bit puzzling, but no explanation was needed for that silky-smooth Kenny G cameo. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "10 Can't Miss Moments From the 2020 AMAs," 22 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The biggest takeaway from the match was certainly how much the Fuel struggled without Decay in the lineup, which surfaced questions about how many issues the damage star may bandage with his own world-class capabilities. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Preview, prediction and player to watch: Dallas Fuel need to do what it takes to defeat Toronto," 26 June 2020 Tirado was herded into an old 1970s-style van, where a street medic bandaged her eye, which had been directly hit by a rubber bullet, shot from the direction of the police. Popular Science, "How to protect yourself from rubber bullets—and why these ‘nonlethal’ weapons are so dangerous," 3 June 2020 What with all the peeling, the grating, bandaging the cuts and cursing the darkness, there’s a job for everyone. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "What to do with all those potatoes you stockpiled: Make delectable savory pancakes," 7 May 2020 Their caretakers bandaged their wounds, swaddled them and laid them in baskets with the only thing that was familiar — the leaves of a eucalyptus tree. New York Times, "Saving the Fire Victims Who Cannot Flee: Australia’s Koalas," 14 Nov. 2019 Gauze, antiseptic, and bandages: Clean and bandage minor cuts and burns. Kate Morgan, Popular Mechanics, "A Rational Guide to Quarantining," 17 Apr. 2020 As the Scottsdale attorney waited for one worker to bandage her finger, the second worker added a few drops of a liquid solution into the same cartridge. Amanda Morris, azcentral, "Private labs see high demand for COVID-19 antibody test that detects past infections," 11 Apr. 2020 His comrades put him on a stretcher, a doctor bandaged the wound, and Orwell recovered in a hospital. John J. Miller, National Review, "George Orwell’s Unclassifiable Politics," 5 Mar. 2020 Wynkoop saw Gabriel’s side was bandaged under his T-shirt. Otis R. Taylor Jr., SFChronicle.com, "Student, after taking lesson on homelessness to heart, learns about heartache," 17 Feb. 2020

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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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2 Mar 2021

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“Bandage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bandage. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for bandage

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 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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