Bandage vs. Bind

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  • Bandage

    A bandage is a piece of material used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint, or on its own to provide support to or to restrict the movement of a part of the body. When used with a dressing, the dressing is applied directly on a wound, and a bandage used to hold the dressing in place. Other bandages are used without dressings, such as elastic bandages that are used to reduce swelling or provide support to a sprained ankle. Tight bandages can be used to slow blood flow to an extremity, such as when a leg or arm is bleeding heavily.

    Bandages are available in a wide range of types, from generic cloth strips to specialized shaped bandages designed for a specific limb or part of the body. Bandages can often be improvised as the situation demands, using clothing, blankets or other material. In American English, the word bandage is often used to indicate a small gauze dressing attached to an adhesive bandage.

Wikipedia
  • Bandage (noun)

    A strip of gauze or similar material used to protect or support a wound or injury.

  • Bandage (noun)

    A strip of cloth bound round the head and eyes as a blindfold.

  • Bandage (verb)

    To apply a bandage to something.

  • Bind (verb)

    To tie; to confine by any ligature.

  • Bind (verb)

    To cohere or stick together in a mass.

    “Just to make the cheese more binding”

  • Bind (verb)

    To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.

    “I wish I knew why the sewing machine binds up after I use it for a while.”

  • Bind (verb)

    To exert a binding or restraining influence.

    “These are the ties that bind.”

  • Bind (verb)

    To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.

    “to bind grain in bundles”

    “to bind a prisoner”

  • Bind (verb)

    To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind.

    “Gravity binds the planets to the sun.”

    “Frost binds the earth.”

  • Bind (verb)

    To couple.

  • Bind (verb)

    To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie.

    “to bind the conscience”

    “to bind by kindness”

    “bound by affection”

    “commerce binds nations to each other”

  • Bind (verb)

    To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant.

  • Bind (verb)

    To place under legal obligation to serve.

    “to bind an apprentice”

    “bound out to service”

  • Bind (verb)

    To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.

  • Bind (verb)

    To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.

    “to bind a belt about one”

    “to bind a compress upon a wound”

  • Bind (verb)

    To cover, as with a bandage.

    “to bind up a wound”

  • Bind (verb)

    To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action, as by producing constipation.

    “Certain drugs bind the bowels.”

  • Bind (verb)

    To put together in a cover, as of books.

    “The three novels were bound together.”

  • Bind (verb)

    To make two or more elements stick together.

  • Bind (verb)

    To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location.

  • Bind (verb)

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  • Bind (verb)

    To complain; to whine about something.

  • Bind (noun)

    That which binds or ties.

  • Bind (noun)

    A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.

  • Bind (noun)

    Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine.

  • Bind (noun)

    A ligature or tie for grouping notes.

  • Bind (noun)

    A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.

    “the Mar√≥czy Bind”

  • Bind (noun)

    The indurated clay of coal mines.

Wiktionary
  • Bandage (noun)

    a strip of woven material used to bind up a wound or to protect an injured part of the body

    “a strip of bandage”

    “her leg was swathed in bandages”

  • Bandage (verb)

    bind (a wound or a part of the body) with a protective strip of material

    “bandage the foot so that the ankle is supported”

Oxford Dictionary
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