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"Band-Aid" in British English

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Band-Aidnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbænd.eɪd/  us   /ˈbænd.eɪd/ US trademark (UK plaster, sticking plaster)
a small piece of sticky cloth or plastic that you use to cover and protect a cut in the skin
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Band-Aidnoun [C]

 /ˈbændˌeɪd/
  • Band-Aid noun [C] (COVERING FOR CUTS)

trademark a thin piece of cloth on a strip that sticks to the skin and is used to cover small cuts

Band-Aidadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbæn·deɪd/
informal used to describe something that will only be helpful for a short time or in a limited way: It was a Band-Aid solution for a major, long-term problem.
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