Definition of bandage in English:


Syllabification: band·age
Pronunciation: /ˈbandij


  • A strip of material used to bind a wound or to protect an injured part of the body: her leg was swathed in bandages a sterile adhesive bandage with nonstick pad
    More example sentences
    • Pei said that qualified doctors would have protected the wound with a bandage rather than cotton material.
    • Apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the wound with an adhesive bandage or gauze.
    • Tourniquets, ligatures, and compression bandages should not be used.
    dressing, covering, gauze, compress, plaster, tourniquet
    trademark Band-Aid, Ace bandage


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  • Bind (a wound or a part of the body) with a protective strip of material: bandage the foot so that the ankle is supported the doctors bandaged up his wounds
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    • Her small body was bandaged and a tube inserted in her side drained her liver.
    • He bandaged her wounds with bits of his clothing and picked her up into his arms.
    • He bandaged the man's wounds and carried him to an inn where he nursed him through the night.
    bind, bind up, dress, cover, wrap, swaddle, strap (up)



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  • The President slid on the paved surface, suffering scrapes on his hands and arms that later required treatment and bandaging by his White House physician.
  • Depends on whether or not you're going to do the bandaging.
  • All compression bandaging was performed by specialist nurses and community nurses (on a shared-care basis) using a standard technique.


late 16th century: from French, from bande (see band2).

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