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

Rats that wore this bandage took on average three days to heal; those that didn’t took 12. Sally Adee, Quartz, "Our bodies are full of electricity that could help us fight cancer," 30 May 2019 The playoff run by the Winnipeg Jets has ripped the bandages off some old wounds in their former home. Paul Newberry, chicagotribune.com, "Atlanta hockey fans cheering Anybody But The Jets," 18 May 2018 Then the needle is carefully removed and the puncture site is covered with a bandage. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Abby Lee Miller Gets Her ‘Sixth and Hopefully Final’ Lumbar Injection," 13 Aug. 2018 The sticker is a more transparent, under-the-radar version of the popular Mighty Patches, which are small, circular hydrocolloid bandages. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Invisible+ Is Like an Invisibility Cloak For Pimples," 17 July 2018 One, a still healing Juris Sixstrings with a weeping bandage wrapped around his head. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 No foul was called, and James returned with a bandage protecting his face. New York Times, "Raptors Eliminate the Wizards, and the Cavaliers Are Pushed to a Game 7," 27 Apr. 2018 Seven corsets are on view here, for example, made variously of metal, cardboard, leather, plaster, bandages, cotton and felt, and looking like instruments of torture. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ Review: Searching for the Artist," 9 Feb. 2019 Magnus Carlsen arrived for Game 9 with a bandage above his right eye. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "A Black Eye, a Controversial Leak and Possible Armageddon—the Madness of the World Chess Championship," 27 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 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

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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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