[band-eyd] /ˈbændˌeɪd/
Trademark. a brand of adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor abrasions and cuts.
(often lowercase) Informal. a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution that does not satisfy the basic or long-range need:
"The proposed reform isn't thorough enough to be more than just a band-aid."
(often lowercase) Informal. serving as a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution:
"band-aid measures to solve a complex problem."
1965–70 for defs 2, 3
Example Sentences for bandaid
Biofuels are, at best, a bandaid on a compound fracture.
Lesions should not be covered with a bandaid or other dressing.
Systemic, long-term improvement to current health care policy, rather than putting a bandaid on things.
Word Origin and History for bandaid
trademark registered 1924 by Johnson & Johnson for a stick-on gauze pad or strip. The British equivalent was Elastoplast. Fig. sense of "temporary or makeshift solution to a problem, pallative" (often lower case, sometimes bandaid) is first recorded 1968; as an adj., from 1970.
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bandaid in Medicine

Band-Aid (bānd'ād')

A trademark used for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, employed to protect minor wounds.

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: a Band-Aid expedient


A temporary or stopgap remedy : All they did to rectify the problem was to put a Band-Aid on it

[1960s+; fr Band-Aid, trademark for a brand of small adhesive bandages]

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