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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bandage mean? 

BANDAGE (noun)
  The noun BANDAGE has 1 sense:

1. a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

  Familiarity information: BANDAGE used as a noun is very rare.

BANDAGE (verb)
  The verb BANDAGE has 2 senses:

1. wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
2. dress by covering or binding

  Familiarity information: BANDAGE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BANDAGE (noun)

Sense 1bandage [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


bandage; patch

Hypernyms ("bandage" is a kind of...):

dressing; medical dressing (a cloth covering for a wound or sore)

Meronyms (parts of "bandage"):

gauze; gauze bandage ((medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bandage"):

adhesive bandage (bandage consisting of a medical dressing of plain absorbent gauze held in place by a plastic or fabric tape coated with adhesive)

truss ((medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure)

swathe; wrapping (an enveloping bandage)

suspensory; suspensory bandage (a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast))

scarf bandage; sling; triangular bandage (bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck)

roller bandage (bandage consisting of a strip of sterile fabric (of variable width) rolled into a cylinder to facilitate application)

oblique bandage (a bandage in which successive turns proceed obliquely up or down a limb)

immovable bandage (a bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied)

four-tailed bandage (a bandage consisting of a strip of cloth split in two on both ends; the central part is placed under the chin to restrict motion of the mandible and the tails are tied over the top of the head)

elastic bandage (a bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure)

compression bandage; tourniquet (bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure)

cast; plaster bandage; plaster cast (bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal)

capeline bandage (bandage that covers the head or an amputation stump like a cap)

BANDAGE (verb)

Sense 1bandage [BACK TO TOP]


Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


bandage; bind

Hypernyms (to "bandage" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2bandage [BACK TO TOP]


Dress by covering or binding

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context examples:

The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle / bandage an incision

Hypernyms (to "bandage" is one way to...):

dress (apply a bandage or medication to)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bandage"):

ligate (bind with a bandage or ligature)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he bandage his foot?

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