Definition of bandage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbændɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪdʒ//
Medical equipment, Injuries
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 a strip of cloth used for tying around a part of the body that has been hurt in order to protect or support it Wordfinderbandage, bleed, bruise, fracture, hurt, injury, plaster, sore, swell, wound See related entries: Medical equipment, Injuries Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, from bande, of Germanic origin; related to bind.Extra examples He’ll be in bandages for a few weeks. She had a bandage on her arm. Wrap the bandage firmly around the injured limb. He had a strip of bandage tied around his head. If no bandage is available, use a T-shirt or similar material. Make sure the bandage isn’t too tight.
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