a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.
anything used as a band or ligature.
verb (used with object), bandaged, bandaging.
to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
verb (used without object), bandaged, bandaging.
to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.: Apply some iodine before you bandage.

1590–1600; < Middle French; see band2, -age

bandager, noun
rebandage, verb (used with object), rebandaged, rebandaging.
unbandage, verb (used with object), unbandaged, unbandaging.
well-bandaged, adjective

1. dressing, binding, compass. Unabridged
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bandage (ˈbændɪdʒ)
1.  a piece of material used to dress a wound, bind a broken limb, etc
2.  a strip of any soft material used for binding, etc
3.  to cover or bind with a bandage
[C16: from French, from band strip, band²]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from M.Fr. bandage (16c.), from O.Fr. bander "to bind," from bande "a strip" (see band (1)).
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bandage band·age (bān'dĭj)
A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part. v. band·aged, band·ag·ing, band·ag·es
To apply a bandage to.

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