Definition of Bandage

1. Verb. Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose.

Exact synonyms: Bind
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Bindable, Binding

2. Noun. A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body.

3. Verb. Dress by covering or binding. "Did he bandage his foot? "; "Bandage an incision"
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Dress
Specialized synonyms: Ligate

Definition of Bandage

1. n. A fillet or strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, etc.

2. v. t. To bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage; as, to bandage the eyes.

Definition of Bandage

1. Noun. A strip of gauze or similar material used to protect or support a wound or injury. ¹

2. Noun. A strip of cloth bound round the head and eyes as a blindfold. ¹

3. Verb. To apply a bandage to something. ¹

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Definition of Bandage

1. to cover a wound with a strip of cloth [v -DAGED, -DAGING, -DAGES]

Medical Definition of Bandage

1. 1. A piece of cloth or other material, of varying shape and size, applied to a body part to make compression, absorb drainage, prevent motion, retain surgical dressings. 2. To cover a body part by application of a bandage. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bandage

band cell
band centrifugation
band fish
band neutrophil
band of Giacomini
band of Kaes-Bechterew
band oneself
band plan
band remover
band saw
band saws
band sectional
band spectrum
band together
bandage (current term)
bandage dress
bandage dresses
bandage sign

Literary usage of Bandage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"22, 1889), reports twelve cases of mastitis treated by the plaster-of-Paris bandage. After cleansing the breast thoroughly it is surrounded by gauze, ..."

2. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"As a rule it is convenient to make a separate bandage of the thumb, ... In any case a long bandage, not more than J inch wide, must be chosen, ..."

3. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody; an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase, William Wesley Cook (1920)
"The best mode is to sew the bandage on. A few stitches will hold it more securely than pins can. The oblique bandage is generally used for arms and legs, ..."

4. Practical Bandaging, Including Adhesive and Plaster-of-Paris Dressings by Eldridge Lyon Eliason (1921)
"The surface of the bandage must lie flat on the part bandaged. ... Leave some portion of the part distal to the bandage exposed whenever possible, ..."

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