- A strip of woven material used to bind up a wound or to protect an injured part of the body: her leg was swathed in bandages [mass noun]: a strip of bandageMore 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.
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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 supportedMore 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.
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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 band1).