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sticking plaster
American English: /ˈstɪkɪŋ ˌplæstər/

Translation of sticking plaster in Spanish:

noun

(British English)
  • 1.1 countable (individual strip)
    curita® (feminine) (Latin America)
    tirita® (feminine) (Spain)
    1.2 uncountable (tape)
    tela (feminine) emplástica (Southern Cone)
    Example sentences
    • A simple first aid kit with sticking plasters and greasy dressings will help deal with minor injuries, and petroleum jelly is useful for abrasions.
    • The thin walled tube had kinked under the sticking plaster.
    • It's not first aid in the sense of a sticking plaster and a bandage.

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