bandage

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French bandage.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bandage (plural bandages)

  1. A strip of gauze or similar material used to protect or support a wound or injury.
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      [] he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
  2. A strip of cloth bound round the head and eyes as a blindfold.
    • 1844: Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo [1]
      [] the president informed him that one of the conditions of his introduction was that he should be eternally ignorant of the place of meeting, and that he would allow his eyes to be bandaged, swearing that he would not endeavor to take off the bandage.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 17, The China Governess[2]:
      The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].

Derived termsEdit

  • adhesive bandage
  • compression bandage
  • gauze bandage
  • triangular bandage

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VerbEdit

bandage (third-person singular simple present bandages, present participle bandaging, simple past and past participle bandaged)

  1. To apply a bandage to something.
    • 1879: Samuel Clemens (as Mark Twain), A Tramp Abroad, [3]
      ...they ate...whilst they chatted, disputed and laughed. The door to the surgeon's room stood open, meantime, but the cutting, sewing, splicing, and bandaging going on in there in plain view did not seem to disturb anyone's appetite.

TranslationsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bandage.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bandaːsjə/, [b̥anˈd̥æːɕə]

NounEdit

bandage c (singular definite bandagen, plural indefinite bandager)

  1. bandage (medical binding)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

bande +‎ -age

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bandage m (plural bandages)

  1. bandage

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

bandage m (plural bandages)

  1. (medicine) bandage

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bandage.

NounEdit

bandage n

  1. a bandage

DeclensionEdit

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