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 The senior doctors described the situation at the country's hospitals as a silent genocide, saying doctors are forced to work without basics such as bandages, gloves, and syringes. Mark Chingono And Stephanie Busari, CNN, "Poor conditions in hospitals is causing 'silent genocide', Zimbabwe medics on strike say," 27 Nov. 2019 Come morning, a huge volume of supplies began feeding into the campus, with supporters hauling food, bandages, instant ice packs, clothes, water, and equipment for making petrol bombs, through traffic snarled roads. Time, "Inside 'Rioters' U,' the University That Has Seen Some of the Worst Clashes in Hong Kong," 13 Nov. 2019 Cover the blister with a tight, clean bandage to keep bacteria from getting in. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "How To Treat Blisters (And Prevent Them in the First Place)," 4 Oct. 2019 Sometimes he gets stitched up, sometimes just bandages, and sometimes these teens will get stitched up and the next day go back again. Colleen Cronin, PEOPLE.com, "Here's a Map of All the Shark Attacks in the U.S. This Year," 9 Aug. 2019 After surgery, a bandage is placed over the incision. Cassie Shortsleeve, Glamour, "What is a C-Section? Everything You Need to Know About the Procedure," 17 Nov. 2019 The first-aid team took over the gymnasium: Nurses and volunteers man tables of creams and bandages while others sleep on the floor under aluminum sheets. Washington Post, "Behind the barricade, Hong Kong protesters turn a university into a fortress," 14 Nov. 2019 Neighbors along the tracks grabbed buckets of water and armed themselves with cloth and clothing to be used for bandages. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Retro Indy: 1903 train crash killed 17 people on way to Purdue football game against IU," 31 Oct. 2019 Eighth grader Kara Fan's invention — a nano particle liquid bandage to replace antibiotics — beat out nine other finalists in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a national competition held every year in St. Paul, Minnesota. CBS News, "14-year-old crowned America's top young scientist with nano particle liquid bandage invention," 30 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Some breastfed babies, some slept, some had limbs or jaws bandaged up. Lynn Freed, Harper's magazine, "We Were So Happy Then," 10 Mar. 2019 The parts of her face that aren't bandaged are covered in welts, which make sense, considering the severity of her injuries. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "9 "Riverdale" Plot Holes That Will Keep You Up at Night," 3 May 2019 After assessing his wounds, Archie tries to bandage himself up a little, but his loss of blood leads him to enter a hallucinogenic state. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Did Archie Really Die On "Riverdale"'s Mid-Season Premiere?," 17 Jan. 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

11 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Bandage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bandages. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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