Definition of bandage in English:

bandage

noun

  • A strip of woven material used to bind up a wound or to protect an injured part of the body:

    ‘her leg was swathed in bandages’
    [mass noun] ‘a strip of bandage’
    • ‘Giles looked down at the huge, white bulbous bandages swathing her arms and legs.’
    • ‘Apply an antibiotic ointment and cover the wound with an adhesive bandage or gauze.’
    • ‘Tourniquets, ligatures, and compression bandages should not be used.’
    • ‘The two men spent three hours at Rochdale Infirmary having blood tests and were sent home swathed in bandages.’
    • ‘With treatment, Cara is able to play outside and with friends without being wrapped in bandages to protect her.’
    • ‘Now it is swathed in bandages, and looking pretty sorry for itself.’
    • ‘Buek toiled away, carrying pails of gore from the surgeon's table and tearing up strips of cloth for bandages.’
    • ‘But how many of us are wasting out lives tearing strip bandages when what the Boss really needs are sheets?’
    • ‘After this, compression bandages must be worn for a specified number of days.’
    • ‘There were bandages holding pads to the side of my head, more around my torso and the stinging line across my bicep.’
    • ‘She noticed for the first time that her shoes were gone and her heels were bound in clean cloth bandages.’
    • ‘Holding the cloth in his teeth, he managed to cut jagged strips off for bandages.’
    • ‘Séire Jane Hoy had her wrist in a half plaster and bandages after injuring it.’
    • ‘They examined me, fussed around me, changed the bandages, medicated the wounds.’
    • ‘This I cleaned as well as I could and stitched it up, then bandaged it using the last of my clean gauze bandages.’
    • ‘She soaked her body again, at the same time soaking the bandage over her wound.’
    • ‘Pei said that qualified doctors would have protected the wound with a bandage rather than cotton material.’
    • ‘He dealt with that first, smearing salve over the bandage with which he bound the wound, and then attended to the many bruises.’
    • ‘The remains of his shirt had been removed to get at the wound, which was thickly bound in white bandages.’
    • ‘As with normal blisters, it is important to keep the area clean and dry, and protect it with a sterile bandage to prevent infection.’
    dressing, covering, gauze, lint, compress, plaster, ligature, tourniquet, swathe, strap, sling
    elastoplast, band-aid
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Bind (a wound or a part of the body) with a protective strip of material:

    ‘bandage the foot so that the ankle is supported’
    • ‘Ethan had finished the procedure after I'd passed out and Fluffy was already bandaged up and in the recovery cot.’
    • ‘Among them were wounded and bandaged soldiers aboard a clearly marked hospital bus.’
    • ‘I got up and helped Annie and Amy into the Aids office were I cleaned and bandaged their wounds.’
    • ‘There stands the wee dog on his hind legs, his wound bandaged, a gun-belt strapped around his middle.’
    • ‘His right foot had to be released, he had six stitches inserted on his chin and his left wrist was bandaged.’
    • ‘Her small body was bandaged and a tube inserted in her side drained her liver.’
    • ‘He bandaged the man's wounds and carried him to an inn where he nursed him through the night.’
    • ‘He bandaged her wounds with bits of his clothing and picked her up into his arms.’
    • ‘He bandaged the wound, then called one of the evacuation staff to take her to a ship.’
    • ‘Sure enough, there was the wound, but someone had bandaged it, quite expertly too.’
    • ‘This same someone had also cleaned his wound and bandaged it with another piece of clean cloth.’
    • ‘Television footage showed the sobbing girls being bandaged for what appeared to be minor injuries.’
    • ‘Marie bandaged the wound and told us to go away and let her deal with her patient.’
    • ‘I noticed that they had, at least, bandaged that bullet wounds in her back and shoulders.’
    • ‘Like last time, Aero bandaged her foot but with some cream as well to soothe her ankle a bit.’
    • ‘She also told me that our nurse had disinfected and bandaged the wound.’
    • ‘It was bound tightly, suggesting that the one who bandaged it expected her to bleed more.’
    • ‘Moon was too weak and tired to argue further so he lay back as Ryla bandaged his wounds.’
    • ‘His girlfriend's feet have been heavily bandaged due to all the cuts and they are all covered in bruises and bites.’
    • ‘I bandaged it reasonably firmly and pulled the joint support over it.’
    bind, bind up, dress, cover, wrap, swaddle, swathe, plaster, put a plaster on
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Origin

Late 16th century: from French, from bande (see band).

Pronunciation:

bandage

/ˈbandɪdʒ/