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noun 
  1. A strip of gauze or similar material used to protect or support a wound or injury.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : ...he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
      1. A strip of cloth bound round the head and eyes as a blindfold.
    • 1844: Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo/Chapter_75
      ...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 .
verb (bandag, ing)
  1. To apply a bandage to something.
Etymology: bande, band or strip


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