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bandage

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Pronunciation: /ˈbandɪdʒ
 
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Definition of bandage in English:

noun

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 bandage
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

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
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, swathe, strap (up), plaster, put a plaster on

Origin

late 16th century: from French, from bande (see band1).

Derivatives

bandaging

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noun
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.

Words that rhyme with bandage

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