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"Band-Aid" in British English

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Band-Aidnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbænd.eɪd/ US trademark (UK plaster, sticking plaster)
a ​smallpiece of ​stickycloth or ​plastic that you use to ​cover and ​protect a ​cut in the ​skin
(Definition of Band-Aid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Band-Aidnoun [C]

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

trademark a ​thinpiece of ​cloth on a ​strip that ​sticks to the ​skin and is used to ​coversmallcuts

Band-Aidadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈbæn·deɪd/
informal used to ​describe something that will only be ​helpful for a ​shorttime or in a ​limited way: It was a Band-Aid ​solution for a ​major, ​long-termproblem.
(Definition of Band-Aid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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