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bandage

[ban-dij] /ˈbæn dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.
2.
anything used as a band or ligature.
verb (used with object), bandaged, bandaging.
3.
to bind or cover with a bandage:
to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
verb (used without object), bandaged, bandaging.
4.
to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.:
Apply some iodine before you bandage.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French; see band2, -age
Related forms
bandager, noun
rebandage, verb (used with object), rebandaged, rebandaging.
unbandage, verb (used with object), unbandaged, unbandaging.
well-bandaged, adjective
Synonyms
1. dressing, binding, compass.
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bandage

/ˈbændɪdʒ/
noun
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
verb
3.
to cover or bind with a bandage
Word Origin
C16: from French, from band strip, band²
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Word Origin and History for wellbandaged

bandage

n.

1590s, from Middle French bandage (16c.), from Old French bander "to bind," from bande "a strip" (see band (n.1)).

v.

1774, from bandage (n.). Related: Bandaged; bandaging.

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wellbandaged in Medicine

bandage band·age (bān'dĭj)
n.
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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