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Band-Aid

noun
     
Band-Aid
Related topics: Drugs, Medicines
Band-Aid [countable]
1MD trademark especially American English a piece of thin material that is stuck to the skin to cover cuts and other small wounds [= plaster British English]
2 a Band-Aid solution to a problem is temporary and will not solve the problem - used to show disapproval:
This idea is criticized by some as a Band-Aid solution.

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