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Band-Aid



Pronunciation: (band'ād"), [key]
Trademark.a brand of adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor abrasions and cuts.

n.
(often l.c.) Informal.a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution that does not satisfy the basic or long-range need: The proposed reform isn't thorough enough to be more than just a band-aid.

adj.
(often l.c.) Informal.serving as a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution: band-aid measures to solve a complex problem.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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