Definition of bandage in English:

bandage

Syllabification: band·age
Pronunciation: /ˈbandij
 
/

noun

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.
Synonyms
dressing, covering, gauze, compress, plaster, tourniquet
trademark Band-Aid, Ace bandage

verb

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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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
bind, bind up, dress, cover, wrap, swaddle, strap (up)

Origin

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

Derivatives

bandaging

noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

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