bandage /ˈbandɪdʒ/


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 /

– origin late 16th cent.: from French, from bande (see band1).

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