I. 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.
II. verb — [with obj.] 1. bind (a wound or a part of the body) with a protective strip of material • bandage the foot so that the ankle is supported.
III. derivatives bandaging /ˈbandɪdʒɪŋ / noun
– origin late 16th cent.: from French, from bande (see band1).