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

bind, dress, swathe

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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

Imagine a world without oil refining, light bulbs, assembly lines, indoor plumbing or adhesive bandages. Ken Fisher, USA TODAY, "How your 401(k) stocks harness the power of invention," 11 Mar. 2018 Italia's now dressing herself, getting on and off the couch by herself, and unwrapping her own bandages, her mom says. Rebecca Bratek, CBS News, "Indiana girl graduates from kindergarten month after losing foot in lawnmower accident," 7 June 2018 With its painted-on eyebrows, somber expression and wavy brown hair peeking through its tattered bandages, the mummy’s noggin brought viewers face-to-face with a mystery. New York Times, "The F.B.I. and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head," 2 Apr. 2018 Timiyah has second- and third-degree burns, and most of her body is covered in heavy white bandages. Allyson Chiu, The Seattle Times, "Internet ‘fire challenge’ leaves 12-year-old Detroit girl severely burned," 21 Aug. 2018 Compress the injury with an Ace bandage to help reduce swelling. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "5 tips for a safe, active summer," 5 June 2018 To date, Noah's Bandage Project has donated more than 100,000 boxes of bandages. Tammy Ljungblad, kansascity, "Eric Stonestreet, other celebs cheer on children's cancer prevention race in JoCo | The Kansas City Star," 28 Apr. 2018 Another aims to devise a liquid bandage that solidifies upon application. John Donvan, WSJ, "‘The Class’ Review: Science-Fair Confidential," 16 Dec. 2018 Mave’s left arm ended in a cocoon of stark white gauze, a bandage covered the top of her head, and her 10 toes and five fingers were painted bright pink. Nick Turse, Teen Vogue, "The Democratic Republic of Congo Has Humanitarian Crises Leaving Millions of Children In Danger," 14 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Unable to drain the big blister on her lower left leg, the clinic bandaged her legs and gave Murphy antibiotics. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Vermont woman reveals horrific wild parsnip burns in warning about dangerous plant," 18 July 2018 Police said emergency medical personnel bandaged the wound, which would require surgery, and took her took the hospital. USA TODAY, "'I can't afford that': Woman trapped by subway train begs bystanders not to call ambulance," 3 July 2018 A few yards away, a man sat on the curb with his leg bandaged before he was loaded into an ambulance. Madeline Buckley, chicagotribune.com, "4 shot on Near West Side: 'Don't kill my friend'," 18 June 2018 Giroud had treatment for a few minutes and his head was bandaged. BostonGlobe.com, "US soccer team ties France in friendly," 9 June 2018 During the offensive’s final weeks, the few hospitals standing were treating patients with the dregs of their supply cupboards, bandaging wounds with rags and conducting operations without anesthetic. Louisa Loveluck, BostonGlobe.com, "UN panel accuses both Syrian army, rebels of war crimes in Eastern Ghouta fight," 20 June 2018 During the offensive’s final weeks, the few hospitals standing were treating patients with the dregs of their supply cupboards, bandaging wounds with rags and conducting operations without anesthetic. Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, "U.N. panel accuses Syrian army, and rebels, of war crimes in Eastern Ghouta fight," 20 June 2018 On one occasion, Bickerdyke ordered privileged white ladies to drop their petticoats so the muslin could be used to bandage the unwrapped stumps of amputees. Harold Holzer, WSJ, "Burning Down the South," 7 June 2018

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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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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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